Mom killed in front of her twins: ‘It’s so heartless’

Posted at 11:15 PM, Aug 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond mom is speaking out after her daughter was shot and killed in front of her twin children Friday night. Sherece Cook, 21, of Louisa County, was shot inside her car on Peyton Avenue.

Her twins, who turned two years old Sunday, were sitting in the backseat and unharmed.

“It’s so heartless,” Cook’s mother Anisha Minor said through tears. “I just can't imagine what she could've done to even make him want to do that in front of her kids."

After responding to a call for random gunfire, Richmond Police said the call was quickly upgraded to a call for a person shot in the 3900 block of Peyton Avenue, near the Midlothian Village apartments.

Sherece Cook

Officers found Cook with multiple gunshot wounds.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Minor said Cook had a premonition that something bad was going to happen.

"Sherece… she called me and said she did not want me to come home because ‘someone was going to kill me,’” said Minor

Her mother said she kept trying her daughter's cell, but it was going straight to voicemail. Then came word from police that her daughter was dead.

As investigators collected evidence at the scene Friday, her mom pointed out that is what Cook wanted to be.

“She was a great mom, and loved being a mom,” said Minor. “And she wanted to do forensics."

Anisha Minor

Investigators have not yet released information about a shooting suspect.

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause and manner of Cook's death.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or submit a tip online at The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smart phones may also be used. All three Crime Stoppers methods of contact are anonymous.



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