Anesta White, mother of homicide victim Shawn White, denounces violence

A mother is speaking out after her son was gunned down outside his home. Anesta White remembers her 25-year-old son Shawn White as always having

Shawn White was allegedly shot on the fourth floor of his Coney Island apartment building by friend Johnny Velez-Garcia.

Shawn White was allegedly shot on the fourth floor of his Coney Island apartment building by friend Johnny Velez-Garcia. (12/31/13)

BROOKLYN - A mother is speaking out after her son was gunned down outside his home.

Anesta White remembers her 25-year-old son Shawn White as always having a smile on his face and had an ability to be there anyone that needed his help.

Shawn was allegedly shot on the fourth floor of his Coney Island apartment building by friend Johnny Velez Garcia.

Anesta is now begging others to put their weapons down, stop the fighting and think about the consequences of their actions. She says she is grateful for the community members and police officers who helped find her son's suspected killer.

Garcia was taken into custody yesterday in York, Penn., but has not yet been officially charged. Police say the shooting may have been the result of a dispute over a woman.

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