Family searches for answers after teen is shot, killed Wednesday evening

BALTIMORE, MD - A family member tells ABC2 that she's praying for her nephew's shooter. She describes 17-year-old Michael Mayfield as a stand out both on the baseball diamond and in the classroom.

"It's just like, you know, you see this kind of stuff on the movies and sometimes on TV, but when it knocks at your front door, it's really painful," said Wendy Mayfield, the victim's aunt.

The teen was shot multiple time around 5:45 Wednesday evening on Lyndhurst Avenue. Now, the family is left searching for answers.

"It's just heart wrenching that someone could do such a thing and then run away," Mayfield said. "One thing about it is that God sees everything. When you run away you might think you're getting away, but God sees and knows everything."

Wendy Mayfield says her nephew stopped by her house last week. "I remember Michael asking my neighbor which way did his friends go. And the neighbor pointed up the street, and there my nephew went. And that was the last time that I saw him."

She says he stopped in that day to get some of her famous cooking. Now, a week later, she's making his favorite foods for Easter dinner.

"I just wish I had one last time to have dinner with him. And I just want to say to everyone you never know, you never know when it's going to be your last time that you're going to lay your eyes on a person," she said.

The 17-year-old was ready to graduate next month, he was a member of JROTC, a pitcher on his baseball team, and a band member.

"You never know when it's your last day with people. And your last goodbye could be just that: your last goodbye," Mayfield said.

Several hundred people came out Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of the teen.

The family plans to attend his high school graduation in May and accept his diploma on his behalf.

Metro CrimeStoppers is offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information on the shooter.

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