Family of 17-year-old killed in road rage shooting calls incident 'a savage act'
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The family of 17-year-old Teonna Covington is mourning the loss of the teen after she was shot dead during a road rage incident Sunday night, April 17.
"My baby was a good kid, I'm still trying to figure out what happened," said Toni Ivy-Covington, mother of the teen.
She said the 17-year-old had plans to go to college and wasn't involved with the wrong people. Ivy-Covington said her daughter was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. She believes it was a planned attack.
"This act on my baby, that was a savage act. This act didn't have anything to do with her," said Ivy-Covington.
"I called her and she said, 'I dropped the baby off.' That's the last time I heard from her. But when she hung up maybe 20 mins later my stomach started hurting," said Ivy-Covington.
The teen's older sister, Tracie Covington, said she can't believe she won't ever see her sister again.
"I was at home with the baby and I was trying to call her too," said Tracie Covington.
The teen had just turned 17 on April 4 while her baby boy, Keywon, turned 1 month old on April 14. The baby is now the priority of the Covingtons.
Family and friends have surrounded the Covingtons with love and support, they created a GoFundMe to help with finances for the funeral and Keywon.
Ivy-Covington said she hopes by sharing her daughter's story, the senseless acts of violence and murder stop. According to MPD, they've reported over 60 homicides in 2022 -- almost double than last year.
MPD is still investigating the homicide of Teonny Covington. Anyone with information is urged to reach out to authorities.