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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2014) — A grieving mother is asking for help in finding her son’s killer.

Tony “T.J.” Steenbergen was shot on Tacoma Avenue near 39th Street on December 7, and now his mother is hoping someone knows something about it will come forward.

“I’m gonna miss him so much, it’s hard to breath with out him,” said Sandy Steenbergen.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) received a call about a man staggering then falling behind parked cars. First responding officers found Tony Steenbergen with a bullet wound to his side. He was taken to Methodist Hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

Sunday was the first time Sandy Steenbergen went to the spot where her son was found. All she could do was remember the times they spent together.

“Me and him and his sister would always be in the kitchen cooking, he loved to cook and he loved to feed people and if you weren’t hungry he was still gonna try to force feed you because he wanted everybody to eat,” Steenbergen said.

T.J. also loved to be out by the water, loved basketball, and his young daughters.

“They were everything, that’s all I can say is his daughters are everything to him,” Sandy said.

Steenbergen spent Sunday afternoon hanging fliers with her son’s face on telephone poles and convenience store windows in the area. It’s her mission to find her son’s killer.

“We’re gonna miss his beautiful smile, so if you know anything, please, please let’s bring these people to justice,” she said.

If you know anything about the shooting, you can call IMPD or stay anonymous and call Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).