DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - She was shot and killed more than three years ago, but family members made a new plea for information in the shooting death of a Stone Mountain mother Monday.
Amber Marazio died July 12, 2015, after DeKalb County Police said someone opened fire on her and two men on To Lani Valley Drive. DeKalb Police Detective Keith McQuilkin believes Marazio was not the intended target, but instead got caught in the middle when the shooter took aim at one of those men.
"It just hurts all the time," said Marazio's father, Anthony Marazio.
Family members said Marazio was always smiling and was known for her unique laugh.
"She was a sweet girl just beginning her life. She did not get to finish it," said Kelly McCoy, Marazio's mother. "We all loved her very much."
Det.McQuilkin said the shooter used a long gun to fire off the rounds that killed Marazio. He thinks it is likely that someone saw a man with a rifle leaving the scene.
"I do believe that there were people out. I believe that there were people that probably saw this person running away. You can't hide a long rifle and run very well," explained Det. McQuilkin. "So, I'm sure that somebody saw something. That's what we need to come forward."
Marazio's family members said it would mean a great deal to them and the young daughter she left behind to have some answers.
"Somebody out there, somebody out there has got the information that we need and reach down inside yourself and pull it out and give it to us. Let us know," said Marazio.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the DeKalb Police Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers.