Mother Says 'Final Goodbye' to 13-Year-Old Son as He Died 2 Days After He Was Shot While Biking

Busayo Ogunjimi
May 20, 2021
06:10 A.M.

Patricia Deates' son Eric Crawford who was violently killed on Sunday, while on his bike, was finally pronounced dead after spending two days on a life support machine.


On Tuesday morning, Patricia Deates arrived in the hospital to "bid farewell" to her 13-year-old son, who was violently gunned down over the weekend in Chicago. Deates revealed on her son's hospital bed that Eric is a wonderful and bright child.

Crawford depended on life support until he was plugged out and, within hours, died, as reported by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Deates said the teenager was prepared to start eighth grade, and he loved riding his bikes and playing video games.

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a police crime scene tape | Photo: Pexels


Eric Crawford started his day riding a bicycle on a beautiful Sunday morning when he was shot several times from the back seat of a moving white SUV. He was on the 3700 block of South Wood Street when the incident occurred.

The street is a few blocks from his McKinley park home. The teenager was fired on the head and neck and was taken to Stores Hospital in a terrible state.

Photo of a fully kitted police officer | Photo: Pexels

Photo of a fully kitted police officer | Photo: Pexels


Chief Detective Brendan Deenhihan revealed that the shooting might have been a gang revenge. The chief added that he might have been followed by a rival gang and shot before leaving the area.

A two-year-old was killed on Friday evening as she was sitting in the back seat of a car near the cook county criminal courthouse.


Deates denied the claim, saying that her son was not in any gang. She added that the gangs had been trying to convince him to be a member and that she blames everyone in it.

On their GoFundMe page, Crawford's relatives noted that he had been trying to deal with his grandfather's health condition — he was recently taken to the emergency room.


Crawford is not the only child who has been involved in gun violence in the last week. A two-year-old was killed on Friday evening as she was sitting in the back seat of a car near the Cook County criminal courthouse.

Crawford is the 7th victim who has died from gun violence over the weekend in Chicago. The violent weekend has seen about two policemen wounded and about 48 different people shot on different occasions.

The Mayor of Chicago has called for the citizens to pray for the peace of the city. He added the guns should be put down, and they have to stop the illegal flow of guns to the city.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Inside Richard Gere's Lavish Mansion He Shares with 33-Years-Younger Wife & 2 Kids He Welcomed after 69

May 03, 2022

Grieving Old Man Waters 17 Trees Every Day until Mall Owner Decides to Build a Parking Lot There – Story of the Day

May 01, 2022

Man Is Told He Was in a Coma for 12 Years, Later Finds Out It Was a Ruse His Wife Planned — Story of the Day

February 01, 2022

13 Years after Son Dies, Woman Gets Letter from Boy Who Calls Her 'Mom' and Invites Her to Prom — Story of the Day

January 27, 2022

Old Man Sees Homeless Lady and Recognizes Nurse Who Stayed by His Bedside for 27 Months Years Ago — Story of the Day

February 26, 2022

Joan Crawford’s Daughter Once Called the Star ‘Close to Being a Totally Manufactured Person’

February 27, 2022

David Soul Was ‘Still a Kid’ When He Married for the 1st Time – He Fathered 5 Sons & Daughter

February 14, 2022

Principal Notices Her Son Keeps Disappearing after School, Finds Baby Diapers in His Backpack – Story of the Day

May 17, 2022

2-Year-Old Girl Leaves Parents in the Middle of the Night, Goes to a Store and Meets a Stranger

May 15, 2022

Richard Gere Promised 3rd Wife 'At Least 20 Good Years' Together When He Married Her at 68

May 11, 2022

Mom Learns Son Hasn’t Been to School for a Week, Sees Him with Stroller Next to Their House — Story of the Day

May 25, 2022

Rich Man’s Young Widow Learns He Left $4.7M Inheritance to Unknown 81-Year-Old Named Anna — Story of the Day

May 04, 2022

Poor Mom Lives in Old Trailer with Son and Never Lets Anyone in until She Gets Hospitalized — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

On Valentine’s Day, Man Mocks Wife for Dirty Dishes Ignoring Her Gift, Opens It after Her Death — Story of the Day

February 19, 2022