MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The family of a Memphis mother is searching for answers, after the 29-year-old was caught in the crossfire in North Memphis.
Police say Candice Mahone was on the porch of a home on the 1300-block of Bryan on October 25th, when a car pulled up and two people started shooting at two brothers running by the house.
Six shots were fired, and one struck Mahone in the neck.
"Her life just flashed in front of her. I never experienced that before," said Kay Parrish, who ran outside after hearing the gunshots. "Laying there, and she was just kicking and blood was just coming out everywhere."
The two brothers were not hit.
On Friday, Mahone's dad received the phone call he had been waiting for.
"The best thing I got was the phone call I got this morning that they got him in custody. That lifted a burden off of me and made everything a whole lot better," Charles Mahone said. "3:30 this morning I said to myself God please let them catch him, 7:45 I got a phone call, they got him."
Mahone remembers the last time he saw his daughter.
"She came over to the house, gave me a handmade birthday card, and said happy birthday dad with $20 in it. That's the last time I saw her," he said. "Two days later she was dead."
Mahone leaves behind a 10-year-old son, and a grieving family.
"She would always call me and make me laugh, and now I feel like I just don't have that no more. And I miss her," said Chanda Cunningham, Mahone's sister. "She always smiled. I mean she always smiled."
On Friday, Memphis police arrested Carlos Hilson, 32, and charged him with Mahone's murder.
He remained in the Shelby County Jail on Friday night. His first court appearance is Monday morning.
Police say they're still looking for a second unknown suspect.
"I have a sister that is gone, her son doesn't have a mother, my mother is up here burying her daughter, because somebody decided they wanted to wake up and decided they wanted to go kill somebody," said Cunningham.
Mahone will be laid to rest Saturday afternoon.