Family hopes for justice after Fayetteville mom of 7 killed

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — The family of a Fayetteville mother of seven who was shot to death is hoping for justice. 

“They want their mom,” said Brittany Fuller-Plumber, the victim’s sister.

“They don’t know what’s really going on so they just want their mom back.”
The family is a planning a vigil for Chakita Jones Wednesday at Westover Park. It would have been her 26th birthday. 

Fayetteville police say she died at the hospital Saturday after being shot at a home on Danish Drive Friday night. So far no arrests have been made. 
The family says all seven children, including a two-month-old, were in the house when the shots were fired from the street. 

“We are devastated,” Fuller-Plumber said. “Why is the question really, like why is this happening, why is it always gun violence, why does this have to happen?”

Fuller-Plumber says her sister was a “strong, great mother.” 

Chakita’s brother Rakeem Jones says she was at her cousin’s house with her children, enjoying family time together when shots were fired into the home. 

“It’s a miracle none of the kids got hit,” Jones said. “There are other people that could have gotten hit besides my sister, she’s just the one that actually took a bullet.”

“She definitely wasn’t the target,” Fuller-Plumber said. “She was innocent, it has nothing to do with her.”

The family is asking for prayers as they help care for the children ranging in ages from 2 months to 12 years old. 

“She was a mother before anything,” Fuller-Plumber said. “She loved taking care of her kids, she loved being the best mother she could be to them.”

“They don’t know what’s really going on so they just want their mom back,” Fuller-Plumber said. 

The family says a cousin who was with Chakita the night of the shooting, also lost a three-year-old son to gun violence in Fayetteville in 2014. 

Fayetteville police are actively investigating this case. Contact them if you have any information. 

The family set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses. 
If you’d like to donate school supplies or clothing for the children, they ask that you email or call (910) 709-0826. 

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