Macon parents speak about murdered son


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Kathleen and Kenneth Mano are dealing with the loss of their son in a shooting in Macon Thursday.

“It’s a feeling I really can’t describe in words. I don’t think any parent losing a child can describe the feeling,” said Kareem Mano’s father, Kenneth.

“Right now I’m so weak, I’m sick, I’m trying, I’m trying to understand what is going on if he’s really gone because I cannot get over it,” said Kareem’s mother, Kathleen.

Their son, 25-year-old Kareem Mano, died after being shot during an argument over a cell phone at a Bloomfield gas station.

“My son pulled a gun out first,” said Kenneth. “Someone pulled out a gun on you, the truth is you would be feeling threatened. But for it to  escalate. How did my son who was walking away, get shot.”

Another member of the Mano family was shot dead and robbed as he waited for a bus in Brooklyn, New York in 2003.

“I feel like I’m in hell right now, I’ve been through that, now I’m going through it again,” said Kathleen.

Kareem’s accused killer is in jail.

Officials from the Bibb County Sheriff’s said they arrested 20 year old De’Andre Thomas for killing Kareem Mano. Thomas has been charged with Murder.

Kareem’s infant son will never know his father.

The Mano family said they will lean on their faith and friends to help them through another tragedy.