A teenage boy has died while protecting his mother from his father. According to WTVR, 15-year-old Jaishaun Williams died in Henrico County, Virginia as did his mother, Renita Wells. Although authorities have not released official motives for the deaths, Wells' parents believe the son was trying to protect his mother from her husband—his father—Derrell Williams. Derrell has not been charged in the deaths.
"She loved her kids. She was a fun person; everybody loved her,” Rachelle Wells, Renita’s mother, said. “She didn't do nothing to nobody, she didn't deserve this.” Wells' family and police sources tell WTVR that the couple was married and they think the incident was related to domestic violence. "I just told her the other day to get a restraining order on him because she was afraid,” Rachelle Wells says. "So when I get there, I see the yellow tape, I knew my baby was gone. And then, when the detective got there, I found out my grandson had been shot.” Added another family member, "If you are in an abusive relationship, please get out of it, get help."
Officers responded to a 911 call in the 4200 block of Fayette Circle after 12:50 a.m. They found the two victims "suffering from obvious signs of trauma." Renita Wells died at the scene while Jaishaun Williams was wounded and transported to the hospital. He later died of injuries.
Derrell Williams, 33, was later arrested on unrelated charges, including felony eluding police, possession of drugs, and gun charges. He was found with cocaine and a handgun in his vehicle upon arrest. He is not charged with the homicides and police say they are not looking for any suspects at this time.
No further details are available but witnesses are being asked to send in tips.
[Photo: Family photo]