A mother seeks justice for her slain son

19-year-old Victorious Swift gunned down in March
Posted at 11:08 PM, Apr 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 06:38:06-04

A mother yearns for justice after her son is killed in the streets of Baltimore. Victory Swift says she knows Victorious Swift's killer will be found.

Swift was a boxer, an artist and just 19 years old when he was gunned down last month. Right now, police are working every possible lead and asking for the public's help to find his killer.

"My joy has been taken and I miss him. It gets harder each day," Victory Swift told ABC2.

"He was so full of love and compassion and creativity and so talkative and when he walked into the room he lit it up," Swift said.

Swift was active in the city he loved, a boxer at UMAR Boxing Club, an artist, a student at Baltimore Design School and a beloved brother and son.

"He lived his life in 19 years probably more than most would've done in twice that amount of time," Swift said.

Swift was killed on March 26th in the area of Reisterstown Road and Tioga Parkway. Almost a month later, no one knows anything about his killer, but his mother is faithful.

"The detectives are very diligent, they are bulldogs on this case they are doing everything they can to follow all leads."

Swift has her own thoughts on why the senseless violence continues.

"We live in a society that does not equally give to all the benefits of some and when you have communities where there is so much lacking this is what happens."

Swift said Victorious will be honored at Baltimore Design School's graduation in June. The theme is "Victorious."

"We hope that the people that knew him. His classmates move into their futures with the fervor that they've never even knew they had."

Until his killer is found, the Swift family carries on staying positive, trusting someone will help solve this case.

"This person will be found. He will say something, he will do something, he will brag something will happen we already know he will be found.  When you see crimes happening in your community, say something, do something because those small actions can save lives," said Swift.

The Swifts recently started the Victorious Swift Scholarship fund at BDS. They've also created the non-profit "Our Victorious City" for those who've lost loved ones to violence.

Anyone with information on Swift's murder is asked to call Metro CrimeStoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.