Within A Week, Two Young Men Killed Their Parents
Musa Camara shot his mother after she told him to get a job.
January 29, 2021 at 12:55 am
In two separate instances, two young men killed their parents.
New York City resident Musa Camara shot his 39-year-old mother in the head after she told him to get a job, NBC News NYC reported.
Fatoumata Danson's family members are horrified, saying the man should "rot in jail for the rest of his life."
Danson allegedly told the 22-year-old he needed to find a job on Tuesday, enraging him.
"Because he’s a lazy bastard… and my sister told him to get a job, threw him out of the house… and this was his reaction,” Danson's brother, Yaku Basangari, told NBC News NYC.
“The son don’t want to work. He’s very lazy. He wants the mother to take care of him all his life… He don’t want to go to work or get a place for himself. That’s the reason that he shot the mom,” Basangari said in an interview with The Daily News.
Police found Camara about a block away from the East Harlem Lehman Village Houses where he lived with Danson. He allegedly fired a shot at another person on the street while he fled, according to Patch.
Danson had seven other children and immigrated to New York from The Gambia in the mid-1990s. She worked as a home health aide.
"She always smiled and laughed," Bansangari recalled.
Police have charged Camara with murder. They said he has a history of mental illness and was initially taken to Metropolitan Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after his arrest.
The New York Post later spoke to the NYPD which said Danson had gotten an order of protection against her son and had built a domestic violence panic button inside her home. Police believe she was shot before she could press the button.
“She don’t have a problem with anybody. She’s a hardworking lady, taking care of her eight children. Everybody loves her. She’s a good sister, a good family member," Bansangari told The Daily News.
A GoFundMe has been started by one of Danson's other sons to help cover funeral costs. They have raised more than $8,000 so far.
"On January 26, 2021, a loving mom, wife, sister, aunt, amazing friend, cousin, and a beautiful soul departed from this world. Fatoumata Danson, 39, was brutally murdered in her home by her own son," the family wrote on the GoFundMe page.
"Danson, a mother of six, came to America in the '90s with the plan of building a better life for herself and her family. She was one of the most kind-hearted and family-oriented people. Unfortunately, after having a rough relationship with her eldest son for a few years he decided to take her life on Tuesday morning," the family wrote.
The Camara case isn't the only recent case involving a person having killed their parents.
In Indianapolis on Sunday, 17-year-old Raymond Ronald Lee Childs III shot and killed his stepmother, father, two teenage relatives and a pregnant 19-year-old woman who was staying in the house, according to ABC News.
He was charged with six counts of murder on Thursday.
“Not only did so many people lose their lives but you think about that family and what they were anticipating — the baby was due in a week,” Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said in an announcement.
The only survivor of the incident was a 15-year-old boy, who was also shot. Childs is facing attempted murder charges for that shooting as well.
Mears explained that police who spoke to the 15-year-old said he told them the shooting occurred because Childs' father asked about his whereabouts.
“The argument initially started over a conversation about somebody going out or being outside the residence, and kind of sneaking out of the house,” Mears said.
The teen told them that the father had yelled at Childs for leaving the house without telling him.
“Because we had found that young man who has suffered some significant gunshot wounds, and he pointed us in the direction of that Adams Street address, which we had no idea what we would find when we walked in the door there when the officers walked in the door there. I can’t imagine the horrific nature of what they had to see yesterday,” Chris Bailey, assistant chief at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, told Fox59,
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told ABC News it was the largest mass casualty shooting in the city in the last decade. Childs used an assault rifle to carry out the shooting and systematically went through his home killing his family members after the argument with his father, 13News reported.
“We have a serious problem in our community with people who don’t know how to deal with their conflict except for with a gun or a blade,” Bailey added.
A GoFundMe has been started for the family and has raised more than $26,000