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Shooting victim utters dying words

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Port Arthur police are still looking for the person who gunned down a man in front of his home Saturday night.

Officers are asking for the public's help finding out who shot and killed Jonathan Johnson.

"I said why'd they kill him? Why did they kill my baby?" said the victim's mother Lucille Disomba who is left with so many questions after her son, 42-year-old Jonathan Johnson, was murdered Saturday night.

"He said momma please help me, momma, momma," said Mrs. Johnson.

Those were the last words she heard from her son.

Disomba says she was here in her bedroom when she heard a man's deep, angry voice outside her window and she also says she saw flashes of light from the gun shots being fired.

"He said you think you're everything but you're not everything," said Disomba repeating the gunman's words. He said "you're going to die right now and all of a sudden I heard him just start shooting: pow, pow, pow, pow."

Disomba says her son had just arrived home around eight o'clock when the shooter approached him outside of his house in the 2600 block of 10th avenue.

"When I opened the door my son was on the porch. It was my son. Somebody killed him," said Disomba in tears.

Police say a crime like this is unusual for this normally quiet neighborhood but they say Johnson was targeted and shot several times near his chest.

"Definitely it was deliberate but why? We don't know," said Major Raymond Clark with the Port Arthur Police Department.

"He never hurt anyone, Jonathan was a good person," said Disomba explaining her son.

As father of three who mostly kept to himself Disomba says her son was a good man and was going back to college trying to get a job at a plant.

"I just hope justice is served and they find who did this to my son," she said.

Police say a witness said he saw a black truck leaving the scene. They are investigating several possible motives in this shooting.

Police say no piece of information is too small. If you know anything related to this case call Port Arthur police.

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