LYNDHURST, Ohio — A day after the Lyndhurst Police Department released new video related to the May 8 shooting death of Dailyn Ferguson, his mother spoke to 3News as she continues to search for answers as to who murdered her son.
For Tanisha Ferguson, the thought of Mother's Day brings pain. That was the day her 23-year-old son Dailyn was shot and killed just moments after they all left DF Kickz, the shoe store that he owned on Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst.
"And he (Dailyn) called me and said, 'Mommy run! Go, run, go,' And I’m just looking in the rear view mirror and I’m watching the fire come out of the guns. And I’m saying to myself, 'is this really happening?' Like I was in a state of shock," Tanisha recalls.
Someone in a stolen Volkswagen Jetta fired multiple rounds at Dailyn. Tanisha and two of her children helplessly watched as her son was gunned down in broad daylight.
"I touched his face, I kissed him. And I dialed 911. There was no gasping for air. There was no bleeding, no struggling. Like he was already gone," she adds.
For the last three months, the case had gone cold. On Thursday, police announced that they had found the stolen Jetta unoccupied at an apartment complex in the 17500 block of Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Lyndhurst police also released surveillance video showing three men who were using the car just five days before the shooting.
The trio are seen walking through Walmart in Steelyard Commons before heading back to the car.
Police and Dailyn's mother now have renewed hope that the case can be solved. Lyndhurst police detectives and members of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation examined the vehicle for evidence and sent it to the Cuyahoga County Regional Forensic Science Laboratory for analysis.
Tanisha Ferguson understands that just one tip from the public could help her quickly find closure. "I’m asking, I’m begging, I’m begging Cleveland, I’m begging everybody. If you know anything, no matter how small you think it is, please come forward," she pleads.
Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Dailyn Ferguson. Anyone with information in the murder is asked to contact the Lyndhurst Detective Bureau at 440-442-1234 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.