Laquandia Cooley Wiki – Laquandia Cooley Biography
Laquandia Cooley is a Mississippi police officer responding to a report of a fatal shooting over the weekend. She was shocked to find her son lying in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to the head.
She was with the Hazlehurst Police Department, was working the night shift on Sunday when she got a call about a body on Larkin Street at around 2 am, leading to the horrific discovery.
She is 42 years old.
By the time Cooley arrived on the scene, her son, Charles Stewart Jr, 20, had already died of his injuries.
‘As we get out, I look and I was like, “This is my son, this is my son,”‘ Cooley recounted. ‘So, I literally just go into a breakdown…Like, why? Who would do this to my son?’
She added: ‘I couldn’t even believe what I was seeing. I was seeing my own son laying there on the ground dead. It was pretty much a panic. It was just, it was too much.’
Cooley then called her son’s father, Charles Stewart, telling him: ‘someone killed our baby.’
The elder Stewart said everyone liked his son, and the family did not know who would do that to him.
‘It’s traumatizing for the whole family,’ Cooley said. ‘We’re just trying to cope day to day.’
Charles Stewart Jr is survived by his parents, an older sister, who had just turned 22 last week, and a 17-year-old brother.
‘I’m lost,’ wrote the man’s sister, Destinequa Hilliard, in a Facebook post. ‘How can anybody live after losing a sibling. ‘I’m trying to be the strong one, but I’m getting weak. I’ll never see my brother again whoever did this is wrong; why lord, why.
Hazlehurst Police Chief Darian Murray said because the homicide involves an officer’s family member, the case will be handed over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation.
As of Tuesday morning, no arrests have been made for the killing.