A Mother's Anguish: Holding Her Dying Son

By Corinne Rose

March 15, 2013 Updated Mar 15, 2013 at 6:35 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- A mother's final act of love, holding her son in his final moments.

"I brought him in the world holding him, and I let him leave the world holding him. I was blessed for that moment," says Denise Trigg.

Denise Trigg crawled into the car where her son, 23-year old Demarcus Adams, had just been shot multiple times by someone in a passing vehicle.

She wanted to hold him, so he would know that he wasn't alone.

"I haven't been to sleep, because when I close my eyes, all I see is my baby in my arms, choking. And gasping for air, and he can't get any because he's choking to death on his own blood. That is something you can never forget," Trigg says.

"There was about four gunshots, and then I heard a car sped off. And then I heard the neighbor lady, which it was on McKee side of Abbott, scream. So I immediately picked up the phone and called 911," says a neighbor who asked not to be identified.

Trigg has a message for the person who shot her son and sped away.

"You shot my child at close range. Close range. You looked at him and killed him. You can't sleep at night. And if you can, God rest your soul," Trigg says.

And above all, she wants the violence to stop.

"We know how our children think. You killed my friend, now I'm going to kill your friend. It's got to stop somewhere. Somebody's got to stop this. Start speaking up. Stop thinking that it's snitching. Stop being afraid. If it were your child is it snitching? Really?"

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