Mother wants answers three years after son's carjacking death

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Her son would have turned 43 this week had his life not been cut tragically short and Deloris Ellison does not want to celebrate another birthday without knowing who killed him.

"He was real nice. I mean, he didn't hurt anybody, didn't bother nobody.  He would give you the shirt off his back," said Ellison about her son, Tauris Jermaine Freeman.  

Freeman died in November 2015 after a carjacker approached him in the parking lot of a Chevron gas station on Jonesboro Road in Union City and tried to steal his car.  Freeman fought back, but the carjacker shot him and drove off in his red 2012 Dodge Challenger.

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Surveillance cameras captured the entire crime, but nearly three years later, Ellison said police still have not made an arrest in her son's murder.

"It makes me feel that my son's life didn't matter," said Ellison. "That's what it feels like."

According to Ellison, a family friend spotted her son's car the next day in DeKalb County and police scoured it for evidence.  She said, however, it has been two years since she has gotten any updates on the case.

The Union City Police Department did not respond to a request for comment on the carjacking.  

"I hope someone come forward because I'm sure somebody out there knows something," said Ellison.

Anyone with information should contact Union City Police.