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Prince George's Co. mother digs for answers in son's murder

(Prince George's Co. Police Flyer)

Teri Russell-Salley says her son, Anthony Russell, 37, was a gentle giant. At 6'4 he lived for playing football and coaching little league. He was always willing to offering a helping hand.

“He would go above and beyond to help people,” she said.

Last Saturday morning, Russell-Salley says her son left a dice game and headed to a friend's house on Cypress Creek Dr. In Chillum.

He parked his scooter at the building but never made it inside. Russell-Salley says her son was shot in the chest four times while near the entry way.

Police told the grieving mother robbery seemed to be the motive.

But Russell-Salley didn't like the pace of police investigation.

“They aren't really telling me anything and that bothers me,” she said.

She did some digging herself and what she found was upsetting.

Russell-Salley said, based on her investigation, no one called police for three hours.

“One guy said they hear shots in the neighborhood all the time and he just minds his business,” said Russell-Salley.

She can't shake the irony, that her son who helped many others wasn't offered help in his final hours.

“My heart bleeds that he laid there when he could have possibly got some paramedic assistance.”

Police are looking for answers in the shooting death of Anthony Russell. If you have any information you're asked to call Crime Solvers 1-866-411-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and trips leading to an arrest could result in a cash reward.

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