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Richmond mom mourns son killed in store parking lot

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 19:45:50-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- One year has passed since someone killed Omar Green outside a Richmond convenience store and Omar's mother still grieves and seeks justice for her 33-year-old son.

"Mom can't fix this. Mom can't bring him back. Mom has to live with this the rest of her life," Sheila Green Hall said. "I have a life sentence that somebody else put on me, when they took my child."

In addition to wanting to arrest, Hall has questions she wants someone to answer.

"I still just want to know what happened that night. I talked to Omar at 6:40 p.m. and by midnight, my son was dead," she said.

Omar was shot in the back while talking to a woman in the parking lot of a convenience store at the intersection of North Avenue and Dove Street in Richmond.

"What happened so bad, that you had to go get a gun and shoot my son?" Hall wants to ask the shooter. "Why is your first reaction is to get a gun and kill somebody?"

Hall said her son suffered from Diabetes. The disease impacted the way he walked.

In the months since Omar's death, Hall has found solace in writing.

She's written am e-book called "I AM MOM." It is available Wednesday, June 17, the first anniversary of Omar's death.

"It's the thoughts of what a mom goes through when somebody takes their child. When your child is dead, they can never come back and that all you have left, is your memories, your pictures," she said.

Richmond Police ask if you have any information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.