A Parent’s Pain: Daniel Frazier Speaks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One of Daniel Frazier’s last memories of his 14-year-old son speaks right to the type of kid Anthony was. He tells WCCB News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty, “I felt this year that we didn’t get him enough gifts for Christmas. And I went into his room and I felt bad. I said, ‘Is there anything else I can get you, ’cause I know you didn’t get a lot. Do you want anything else?’ And he said, ‘No dad, I’m good. I got everything I need.'”

Frazier is only speaking publicly now because he is desperate for answers.

Anthony was shot in the head and killed last month, sitting in his aunt’s car, returning to her east Charlotte home after a birthday celebration. She drove to a nearby gas station for help. The unknown gunmen ran off.

Daniel wears the grief, deep and raw.

But he doesn’t want me or you to focus on him.

He wants us to imagine the impact Anthony’s murder has had on his wife and 11-year-old daughter. “It’s irrelevant that I’m a police officer or what my wife does or what I do. I’m a parent, I loved my son. My wife’s a parent and she loved her son. And my daughter right now is suffering because of what they did. I can’t…I can’t fix it.”

For the record, Frazier is a Kannapolis police officer. His wife is a nurse who helps addicts. Anthony helped others, too, even at 14, even in death. His organs were donated. Daniel said, “First thing both of us said was this is something he would want. He (was) so selfless, my wife stated, I can hear him say, ‘Mom, if I’m not gonna use it, why not try to help somebody else.'”

Daniel now wears a silver locket that bears Anthony’s initials. He says, “We decided to cremate our son. We wanted to take him with us wherever we went so we had some of his ashes put in our necklaces.”

This family of helpers, now needs your help, for closure, and justice. Daniel says, “I want the people found who did this. I want them to be made aware of what they did.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police need help, too, identifying the suspects. They’re described as two black men in their teens to early 20s. One was thin and was wearing a gray hoodie on January 2nd on Finchley Drive. The other one was also thin and wearing a dark colored hoodie. One may have had short twists. Both may frequent the Shamrock Drive and Eastway Drive areas.

There is a $15,000 reward in this case. If you know something about who killed Anthony Frazier, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or go to www.charlottecrimestoppers.com.