Shooting victim's mother appeals for witnesses

The mother of a man gunned down in the parking lot of a southeast Edmonton bar last month is pleading with witnesses to come forward.

"He did not deserve to die this way,' said Paulette Brown. "He certainly did not deserve to die the way he did."

Cameron Thomas was fatally shot Sunday, Nov. 11 after leaving the Boneyard Ale House at 34th Avenue and 92nd Street after closing time.

The investigation has since stalled as leads dried up, said police.

Brown, who last spoke to her son a few days before the shooting, is hoping someone will come forward.

“He called to ask what I wanted for Christmas,” Brown said. “Cameron had a deep love for his family and friends.

"It just breaks my heart. They have taken from us someone very dear to me. He was my baby, my only child."

Thomas was athletic and “born to run,” capturing track and field honours during junior and senior high school and playing as a running back for the Edmonton Wildcats Junior Football Team, Brown said.

Thomas was taking a hotel management course and wanted to be a chef, she said.

Police say they have surveillance video but are not willing to share that with the public.

Cameron Thomas was Edmonton's 25th homicide of the year.

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