EXCLUSIVE: Mother of young man shot to death says enough is enough

Demar Bester

Demar Bester

The mother of a man shot to death in Rock Island is speaking out less than 24 hours after the tragedy, calling on clergy, ministers, and elected officials to stop the endless gun violence that killed her son.

The mom identifies the victim as Demar Bester, 24, of Rock Island.  Police say Bester was gunned down in an alley in the 1200 block of 11th Street Tuesday night.

His mom, school teacher  Othea Stevenson, says her son was visiting relatives and friends in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Watch the interview with Mrs. Stevenson tonight on our news at WQAD at 5 pm and 6pm.

Look for an unedited version here on WQAD.com later today.