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Mother speaks after son shot and killed in Portsmouth

Cairee Thomas
Posted at 3:07 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 17:49:28-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The mother of a teenage boy who was shot to death in Portsmouth over the weekend speaks to News 3 about her son's tragic death.

Cairee D. Thomas was killed in the 500 block of Court Street around 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

It happened in the Olde Towne section of the city.

Michelle Thomas said her son was a good kid who loved playing video games and being an uncle.

“Cairee was a really good kid and he didn’t deserve this,” said Michelle. “He didn’t deserve to die like that.”

She said he graduated from I.C. Norcom High School in 2017. She said he loved his job working at Walmart.

An officer in the area of Court Street and High Street heard gunshots and saw several people running from a building in the 500 block of Court Street.

When the officer approached the building, he found the young man suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident.

If you or someone you know has information in this case, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

His mother started a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. Click here to donate.