The mother of a drug dealer who was killed by police after being shot had a very stunning reaction to her son’s being killed that went viral fast.
Cyrida Levison told WOIO that her son, Antonio Levison, was killed justifiably by cops after he pulled a gun on them during a chase. His mother referred to him as a “drug dealer” and sadly the officers involved had no other option but to shoot her son.
“It’s not their fault. They were doing their jobs. They had to do what they had to do. My son pulled the gun on them. So that’s what happened. They had to do what they had to do to protect themselves,” Levison told the station, including that when she talked to Antonio, she would warn him about how his life may turn out to be if he continued his destructive life of selling drugs and carrying weapons.
“But look where you’re at now. You’re not even with me. You’re gone. You’re in a morgue, with a tag on your foot,” she said. “I can’t bring my son back.”
“I didn’t want it to end like this. I wanted to hear my son’s laugh… October 25th 2017 is when my son’s life was taken from him, because he was being real ignorant. And I’m sorry to say that. And I love my son. But there’s nothing I can do. I can’t bring him back,” she added.
Levison delivered a message in hope to reach out to other young men who maybe living the same lifestyle that her son was living.
“Please put these guns down. Take it from a mother that knows… It’s not worth losing your life running from the police, shooting at the police. You’ve got families…My son was a street person. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth your life. Trust me,” she said. “You’re invincible to your friends – whoever carries guns – you’re invincible to your friends. You’re not invincible to the police. Because the police are trained to kill.”
As people read about this story, many of them shared feelings of sympathy for the mother and saluted her for her honesty concerning about the circumstances surrounding her son’s death.
“Prayers for her as a mother I totally agree with her. Mother’s love their children no matter what but sometimes children make bad decisions. I pray for your broken heart to be healed by Jesus and that all the young people listen to your wise words,” one person commented on Facebook.
“How much strength this mother shows is unreal. She’s grieving, but not hiding behind it. I admire any one with this much strength. Please pray for her and I hope he family and friends help her with her grief. GOD bless you,” another wrote.
“Finally a stand-up woman with her feet planted in reality. She’s probably a law-abiding woman who tried to raise her children to do the right thing. Unfortunately sometimes that doesn’t work out. I applaud her for showing the people the reality of the situation,” another added.