Mother Searches for Answers After Son is Killed Outside Home Depot

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SACRAMENTO --

In broad daylight at 11:20 a.m. on June 28 outside a busy Home Depot, crime tape signaled trouble for a mother just a few blocks away.

Sandy Rose was left heartbroken after a short phone call.

“I got a call from Jason, that Anthony had been shot,” said Sandy Rose, Anthony Barajas’ mother.

It was supposed to be a short trip to Home Depot on Meadowview Road for Jason and Anthony Barajas, but the 20-year-old wasn't even able to step one foot out of his truck.

He was greeted by a barrage of bullets -- killed on the spot. It’s been a month, and this case has gone cold, people on the scene heard the bangs but didn’t think it was bullets.

“A lot of people thought because it was before the Fourth of July it was firecrackers,” Rose said.

Even Athony’s younger brother, Jason, who was with him, didn’t realize his brother was shot.

“He didn’t know 'til his brother turned to him for help,” Rose said.

The tips aren’t pouring in,  and police need help to crack this case wide open and catch a killer.

If you know anything, there is a reward being offered through Crime Alert, call 1-800-AA-CRIME