Everybody should feel safe where they live. That was not the case for 37-year-old Charmaine Wilson of Baltimore. According to reports, the mother of eight and grandmother of two called the police several times due to incidents in her neighborhood concerning her children. Tragically, she was gunned down in front of her kids for doing that.
According to family (who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation), Wilson called the cops twice on Monday. She called once when two boys tried to steal her son’s bike. The second time, she called when six boys assaulter another son.
“The police had left and he was not gone more than seven minutes, and two guys came from the side with masks on their face,” Wilson’s sister told FOX Baltimore. “They walked up to her and shot her two times. Gunned her down right in front of her children.”
Another family member said that Wilson requested to be transferred from her home through the Housing Authority. “[She] asked for housing to move her because she was scared,” she said. “Her kids weren’t safe, she wasn’t safe, her car was vandalized, her apartment was vandalized, and they did not move her because it wasn’t ‘enough evidence.’ Now my sister – 37 years old, eight kids, two grandkids – is gone, for a bike. And she asked for help.”
The family has started a GoFundMe for donations which can be found here.