ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A southwest Atlanta couple shared the horrifying moments they found a 6-year-old boy shot in an SUV.
"I can't sleep. I keep seeing the images replaying in my mind of this little boy. With a bullet wound to his head and ear," Sonya Crawls recalled.
Crawls and Jimmy Brooks said they will never forget discovering the boy shot in the head in a gray Buick Rendezvous parked right next to their house. Sonya heard some unusual pops at around 1 o'clock Monday afternoon that she now believes were gunshots. It wasn't until three hours later that she went to check on the mysterious car and realized a dead man, 43-year-old Michael Williams, was behind the wheel.
"I screamed. I screamed for help and cars were coming down the street," Crawls reflected.
"I knew something was wrong and ran out there and she said he's dead," Crawls life-partner, Jimmy Brooks said.
Sonya was on the phone with 911 when Jimmy discovered a child on the back seat floorboard.
"I went to touch him and he opened one of his eyes and when he did I grabbed him and said you are safe I got you. I just kept telling her, ‘It's a child. It's a child. He's alive get the ambulance here now,” said Jimmy.
Sonya and Jerry said the boy, who attends an Atlanta public school, then spoke to them. Police said they have been in touch with the boy's mother.
"He spoke. He said, ‘You can sit me down in my seat.’ He had a car seat in the car," Brooks concluded.