ANDERSON, Ind (Nov. 26, 2015)--Thanksgiving should be a celebration, but for Tina Boone-Turner, Brandon Boone's mom, the holiday is a terrible reminder of what happened inside an Anderson barber shop just one year ago .
In the year since Boone was gunned down, his mother has stayed strong. She even marched the streets looking for his killer and in August an arrest was made.
Now, mom is focused on a conviction.
Anderson police say Divine Styles-n-Cuts employees were at the store located in the 600 block of West 22nd Street after hours watching a game on TV when they were attacked.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Brandon Boone, 24, located in the front yard of a neighboring residence. He was suffering from a single gunshot wound. Boone was transported to St. Vincent's Anderson Hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Boone and his brother, Jaysson Streaty, were visiting the barber shop where Streaty is employed. While the shop was not officially open for business, the owner of the shop, James Hurd, was cutting Boone's hair while Streaty watched television in the reception area.
"Every time the door opens I think it's him," said Boone-Turner during an interview hours after the shooting.
There were no arrests made and no suspects named following the shooting. Boone-Turner took it upon herself to hold marches through the streets of Anderson. She was determined to find justice for her son.
"This year has been really really hard for the family. As far as what I’m feeling now as a mom, I hurt bad everyday," said Boone-Turner.
In August, The Anderson Police arrested Raymond Johnson for Boone's murder.
"When I first got the phone call, I was at work and it took the breathe out of me. It was like it happened all over again," said Boone-Turner
Boone's memory lives on through his kids Zayveon and Braylon.
My grand babies give me my strength.
Even with an empty seat at the dinner table this Thanksgiving, Boone-Turner empathizes with Johnson’s mother.
I felt horrible for the mom of this boy who did this because now we are both hurting. I’ve lost a child and now her child is going to be behind bars for probably years," said Boone-Turner.
Johnson is set to go on trial in December. Sources tell FOX59 that more arrests could be coming.