PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. - A 13-year-old male who was shot earlier this week while raking leaves in Prince George's County has died, according to his mother.
Officers responded to the 2100 block of Jameson St. for a shooting Tuesday evening. Officers located a 13-year-old male with gunshot wounds, who was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
The boy remained in critical condition at the hospital throughout the week. On Saturday his mother, Juanita Agnew, confirmed to FOX 5 that her son, Jayz Agnew, passed away on Friday.
Agnew spoke to FOX 5 about the tragedy.
"It doesn't hit home until it hits home," said Agnew. "I've seen gun violence before and I've seen where other mothers go through this, but it doesn't hurt until you really are the one that's getting that kind of call."
According to a GoFundMe set up by Agnew, her son Jayz was shot while raking leaves in the front yard.
The investigation is ongoing, and no suspect or motive has been established at this time. Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call 301-516-2512 or 1-866-411-TIPS.
Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy released the following statement in response to the tragedy:
"We are heartbroken to hear that on November 11th 13-year-old Jayz Agnew was pronounced clinically dead after clinging to life in the hospital since Tuesday. This bright, young man was shot and murdered while raking leaves in his family’s front yard in Hillcrest Heights. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this very unfortunate and difficult time. As police continue to investigate to identify a suspect or suspects, let me say, that the violence must stop. Too many beautiful lives have been taken away from families and our communities. Those who have been senselessly killed are not simply numbers, they are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, friends, mentors and caretakers, all who are valuable to our communities."