FLORIDA (Reuters) – A Florida woman who sold her home to fund her son’s funeral was left homeless after her boyfriend pulled a gun on her in a rage, she said.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Rebecca Luehrs posted a picture of her son, Jaxon, sitting in a coffin on the floor of their Tampa home.
She said he had been shot in the head at point-blank range by a white man who she said had yelled “F**k you” and a racial slur.
“We just had to make a decision and sell our home and leave our family behind,” she wrote.
“I can only imagine what he must have thought as he came back to his car with the gun and shot Jaxie in the back.”
Jaxen was 15 years old when he died on December 17, 2012.
In the post, she called for the public to send a message of support.
The Tampa Bay Times newspaper reported that the boy’s mother and stepfather had recently been in a car accident and had been taken to the hospital.
A police report said the victim was shot in his back as he tried to break up the fight between two men.
Rebecca Lueses post also said Jaxons death was a “heartbreaking” loss.
“As a mother, I have to face the fact that my son has not only been killed by a criminal, but by a complete stranger,” she said in the post.
“It was only a nightmare.”
She said the family has been unable to find a new home for Jaxes funeral.
“He was my only son, my only soulmate,” she added.
Rebecca was not available for comment on Thursday.
(Reporting by Jessica Taylor in Orlando, Florida; Editing by David Alexander and Leslie Adler)