Valley mom may lose everything to bury her son

Posted at 6:35 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 14:33:55-05

A Valley family is pleading for information in a murder case, and they're selling almost all their belongings to help pay for their loved ones funeral.

Maria Bravo lost her only son last week. Thirty-four-year-old Santiago Bravo was shot and killed at a home near 17th Street and McDowell.

"I loved him more than anything in this whole wide world," Maria said. 

Now her world is upside down. 

Her belongings are in the front yard. She's selling whatever she can just to give her son, a father of seven, a proper burial.

"I sold all my stuff inside the house. Almost all my furniture, everything," Maria said.

Police say Santiago was standing in his backyard when witnesses heard one gunshot. Santiago walked out to the street, collapsed, and died. Authorities have not named any suspects.

"He was somebody. He wasn't just another victim. He was somebody that was loved," his mother said. 

Now the family is looking for justice, hoping other families won't have to feel the pain they're feeling.

"He deserves for them (police) to find who did this, because if they (shooter) did it to my son, they're going to do this to somebody else," Maria said. 

The family has set up a donation page to help for the funeral that they say will cost about $10,000. 

If you would like to help, you can donate here.