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The mother of a 22-year-old Springfield man killed in a fatal shooting last week wants justice for her son.

“My heart is heavy …you know they took my baby from me,” Susan Cameron-Johnson said this week.

Gary Lynn Cameron, 22, was shot and killed on Russell Street in Springfield early Friday, July 20.

Springfield Police Division officers detailed in a police report what they found when they arrived at the scene.

“Upon our arrival, officers located the victim Mr. Gary Cameron laying in the roadway on Russell Avenue,” the report says. “Mr. Cameron was laying in front of 1063 Russell Avenue on his back …next to a vehicle…”

Family members said it could have been a lot worse because his cousin had just gone inside her home when the shooting occurred.

Cameron was taken to Springfield Regional Medical where he died, according to the police report.

“We get to the hospital and they still working on him. They said he had got shot nine times in his chest and they couldn’t get a pulse,” Cameron-Johnson said.

Cameron’s death was the latest devastating loss for the family.

Another family member, Cedric Holt, 34, was found dead in a Springfield park in May.

“Something needs to be done about it. I want justice for my son - also for my nephew that got killed a few months ago,” Cameron-Johnson said.

Family members described the cousins as nice men.

Holt was found dead at Virgil Mabra Park after he was last seen at his Huber Heights home, according to information two teens provided police. The teens, one of them Holt’s son, had been bound with zip-ties, according to police reports.

Springfield and Huber Heights police are investigating the Holt homicide.

No arrests have been made in either man’s death.



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