Mother Of Teen Shot In West Charlotte Says Daughter Was Targeted

WEST CHARLOTTE – A teenager gunned down in her car in west Charlotte died from her injuries Monday.  The mother of Brianna Stephenson talked to WCCB Charlotte about her daughter’s murder, and she shared a powerful message to the killer.  Brandy Wynn is numb and devastated.  Just like any mother whose preparing to bury her own child.

She says Brianna had big dreams and always worked hard.  Stephenson graduated from Harding University High School.  After graduation, she looked forward to saving money and getting her own place.  But, Sunday, those big dreams shattered in an instant, on Freedom Drive, as Brianna sat inside her car with her new boyfriend, Jaquavious Royster.

“He said they had went through the drive-thru at Wendy’s, and when they pulled out at the light they didn’t even see it coming.  Just shots coming into the car,” says Brandy Wynn, Brianna’s mother.

Medic rushed Brianna to the hospital.

“They said she’s been shot in the head twice, and she has absolutely no chance to live.  No chance of survival,” says Wynn.  Wynn took a photo of her daughter lying in the hospital bed after the shooting.  Normally, WCCB would not share that type of image, but Wynn says it is important for people to see it.

“To actually see the results of the shooting, this could be your child,” she says.

Wynn believes the gunman aimed for her daughter.

“I believe in my heart that she was the target.  I can’t say why because they’re still investigating and looking,” says Wynn.

And, her message to the shooter:

“I can’t share my message.  I really can’t.  This was so wrong.  You didn’t need to do this.  And, what’s coming for you, you’re gonna get.  One way or the other,” says Wynn.

CMPD is still searching for the gunman.  If you know anything about this case, call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.