Mother of victim killed in shooting devastated by loss

Posted at 1:19 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 10:12:04-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  -- A person of interest has been taken into custody after a deadly shooting on the city's south east side.

Kimberly Pittman says her son, Stroy Pittman, was killed in a shooting on Ottillia St. SE near Nelson Ave. in Grand Rapids.  She says Pittman, 26, had two young children who will never know their father.

Facebook photo of Stroy Pittman

Facebook photo of Stroy Pittman

"He got two kids, two babies, a year old and a month old," said Pittman as tears streamed down her face.  "They will never know who he is, they will never see him again.  Why?  Why?  All I want to know is why."

Police say the shooting happened shortly after midnight at the Alger Meadows Apartments.  When they arrived at the scene, they found Pittman deceased.

During a brief pause between tears, Pittman called on the person responsible to turn him or herself in and "get this over with."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400.