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Parents plead for answers in son’s unsolved death

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 5:43 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The family of Charles Lewis Jr. is pleading for information about what led up to his death more than 10 months ago.

Lewis, 25, died Aug. 1, 2020, after being shot at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Dantzler Drive in Lincoln Heights.

His mother, Felicia Lewis, wants to know why he was gunned down.

She thinks her son was being followed on his way home after a studio session that August night. His parents told FOX19 NOW last year their son was a gifted artist.

“But they haven’t gave us no concrete anything, but we trust that it’s a process, and we know that we’re going to get justice,” Felicia said.

Lewis’s death has not been easy on his father either but he is turning his grief into something positive.

“Since my son has been gone, it has given us the opportunity to help other people,” Charles Lewis Sr. said.

The couple has met other parents who lost their children to gun violence near their son’s gravesite.

“We pass out fliers, we come out we try to embrace one another,” Lewis Sr. said. “I have a mother over there who lost her son and a lady next to little Charles that lost her daughter.”

The Lewis family now waits for what is next in their son’s investigation while begging people not to remain silent.

“We just need a few of those Hail Mary’s to come in and say what they know, say what they saw,” Lewis Sr. said. “Don’t be hiding around a gang or gun or Twitter page or Facebook page. Say what you know.”

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says there is an active criminal investigation in the case.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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