Omeca Humphrey wants to know who killed her son.
Tracey T. Humphrey, 19, of Oklahoma City, was shot about 3:45 a.m. Sept. 26, 2010, while riding in a car near NW 36 and Classen Boulevard. Police think a silver four-door Chrysler sedan with tinted windows may have been involved in the shooting.
Nearly two years later, Omeca Humphrey said there has been little movement in her son's case.
“It's been very traumatic for myself and my family in general, not just for me. We all loved him,” she said. “I hope that someone comes forward, just to give our family some glimmer of hope, some glimmer of peace.”
Humphrey said the night her son died, he was followed from a club, where an altercation had taken place in the parking lot.
“He was followed and they started shooting in the car,” she said. “He was struck in the head. We've gotten some leads but nothing has panned out.”
She believes someone saw something that night.
The driver of the car Humphrey was riding in, Rashad Chavez Yarbrough, 19, of Oklahoma City, pulled over near Interstate 44 and Western Avenue to call 911, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said at the time of the slaying. Paramedics took Humphrey to OU Medical Center, where he died.
Tracey Humphrey was charged in December 2009 in Oklahoma County court with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder in connection with the Nov. 28 fatal shooting of Dejontae Durham, 17, outside an Oklahoma City night club, court records show.
Family members point out Humphrey was accused, but never convicted of a crime. He was out on bail on the accessory complaint at the time of his shooting.
“He never got to prove he was innocent,” his aunt, Stacie Myers, said Monday. “He never got his day in court.”
Omeca Humphrey said her son's record does not paint an accurate portrait of him.
“He was not the person they're trying to make him be,” she said. “Yes, he made mistakes in his life. He had graduated high school three months before and was trying to get his life together, and get a job. He was loved by the people in his neighborhood. He has a mother and he has two brothers that he did everything for.”
Humphrey said her son graduated from Putnam City North High School. He loved to draw and wanted to attend college to study art. He never got the chance. Now, she wants her son's murder solved so he can be at peace, she said.
“I would like someone to come forward. If they want to be anonymous that's fine. We are offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is involved. We want him to have peace. We want his murdered to be solved.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200. Callers may remain anonymous.