‘My son could’ve been gone’: Suffolk mother frightened after bullets hit home

Posted at 11:33 PM, Aug 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-19 06:12:45-04

Suffolk, Va. - A barrage of gunfire hit Cassandra Watkins' home on Charlotte Avenue in Suffolk early Sunday morning. Watkins, her son, and husband were all inside. She points out where a bullet just missed her 7-year-old boy.

Police have not said anything about a motive or if there are any suspects.

"My son could've been gone," Watkins says.

"Here’s his head right here, here's the bullet right here,” says John Thomas Jackson, Watkins’s husband. “If he had of raised up or went to the bathroom we would've been in the hospital right now."

Jackson says he was in bed when the first shots were fired.

"I told her to get down and I thought about her son and I said 'go get him' and they started shooting again,” he says. “I was scared to death."

Watkins pointed out the small holes in their curtains and dresser drawer; one even went through a bar of soap.

Sadly, those weren't the only ones. There are several holes that riddle the outside, including three that shot through their attic.

The couple now worries that whoever did this may come back.

"Me and my wife are considering moving to Richmond because this is too much for me," Jackson says.

"Just turn yourself in because you could've killed my child,” Watkins says. “You need to find this person."