Williamson High School honors innocent teen shot and killed

Mobile County
Williamson High School Ty'Corey memorial

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Williamson High School honored the teenager shot and killed Thursday on Courtney Street.

Ty’Corey Crawford was a senior at Williamson High School about to graduate next month and had plans to go to college on a scholarship. But family and friends want his dreams to live on.

“I hope this makes him happy,” said Gwendolyn Crawford. 

Tears were unavoidable as Williamson High School remembered the life of 18-year-old Ty’Corey Crawford. Wednesday morning students, staff and his family gathered to share memories and release balloons in his honor.

“He was so strong and would help anybody. And just what happened to him, him being taken away from me like that,” said Gwendolyn. 

Crawford’s mother, Gwendolyn, is still in shock her son was shot and killed while playing video games inside their home on Courtney Street.

“The random crime still came into his home, into his sanctuary. Playing a game, he was on a game with his friend when this happened,” said Gwendolyn. 

His mom doesn’t believe her son was the intended target.

“I know it wasn’t meant for him. Because the people who shot at my home, didn’t care who was in there, you know? It could have been anybody. It wasn’t for him,” said Gwendolyn. 

Crawford was a senior basketball player. His coach, says there’s now a huge void. 

“He was a leader. A quiet leader. And like anybody who doesn’t say much, when they talk, you should listen. Because what they’re saying, it has meaning,” said Shunbe Hunter, his coach. 

The whole school is now coming to terms with this sudden loss.

“This is making me stronger, knowing my baby touched so many people,” said Gwendolyn.

And his mom is hoping for closure. 

“The crime gotta stop. I hope they find the person who did this. Please find the person who did this,” said Gwendolyn.

Police are still looking for a suspect, if you have any information, you’re asked to call Mobile police.  

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