Former Woodlawn High standout athlete Quincey Waymon's aspirations to play professional football died with him after the shooting outside Home Depot in Reisterstown Plaza.
The 21-year old served as the primary caregiver for his mother, Donna Waymon, who spent Mother's Day preparing for his funeral.
"He always took care of me. Always,” Waymon said. “I have multiple sclerosis, and he knew that, and he said, 'Ma, no matter what, I'm gonna always take care of you.'"
But on Tuesday, Waymon says her son told her he was running up to the Home Depot and that he would be right back.
In what has been described as a domestic incident, Quincey and a woman got into an argument with another man and were ordered out of the store by security.
Once outside, the man gunned him down in the parking lot.
"When I was talking to Quincey on the phone, I heard him say, 'Ahhhhh!'... like that, and I said, 'What's going on, Quincey?' and the phone went dead. The phone went dead," recalled his mother.
Over the weekend, the search for the gunman came to an end.
"Members of our Warrant Apprehension Detective Squad arrested a suspect,” said Det. Donny Moses of the Baltimore City Police Department, “They arrested 22-year old Emmett Pulliam from Baltimore, but he was arrested in Cecil County."
For her part, Quincey's mother is relieved by the arrest and hopes it will help her get closure, but it's doubtful.
She can't help but think her devoted son deserved a second chance.
"Every child does something that's not right, but we somehow come back to where we're supposed to be, but he didn't get a chance to come back,” his mother said. “Senseless, senseless killing."
Pulliam faces a series of charges including first degree murder, and if he's convicted, he could spend the rest of his life behind bars.