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'I knew it was my child': Mother watches son die from gunshot


Call it motherly instinct.

Cynthia Mumford knew something was wrong when she heard gunshots Friday night near Overtime Sports Bar and Grill.


She was sitting on her back porch two blocks away. Her son had just left for Overtime. She ran.



"When I went down there, I seen him laying on the ground," she said. "And the only thing I could do was just see his feet kicking. And I knew it was my child."



In an interview on her porch Tuesday, Cynthia Mumford said all she wanted that night was to get through the crime scene tape to hold her youngest child while he died.



Police wouldn't let her through because they didn't want to compromise the crime scene. They found several shell casings laying in the parking lot of Overtime.



DeVonte Mumford died in a pool of blood by a row of parked cars. It was 8:30 p.m. He was 21 years old.​



"If anybody knows anything, heard anything, please have a heart and call," his mother said.



Detectives ask that anyone who was at Overtime that night and saw anything unusual, no matter how small, call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020.

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