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Man found shot to death in Skyway driveway; ‘I’m tired of black people dying’

SEATTLE - Grieving family members say 45-year-old Antoine Mathews died in a driveway in the Skyway neighborhood of south Seattle early Sunday morning.

“I got here about 6:45 this morning and they said my son was dead,” said Veronica Rowe, who identified her son.

Rowe described her son as a good man, saying he was a happy person, funny, and a good father who didn’t cause trouble.

“I'm tired of black people dying. I’m tired of black children and black men dying every day. We need to find out who is killing our children, I’m telling you,” said Rowe.

The King County Sheriff’s office says the woman who lives in the home heard gunshots outside around 4:30 a.m. went outside and discovered Matthew’s body in her driveway. Deputies say the homeowner and Matthews knew each other but she was not expecting him at her home.

“I want the person that killed my son to be caught,” said Rowe.

Rowe says no mother should have to identify the body of their child.

“It’s sad for a mother to have to bury their child, a child is supposed to bury their mother, not a mother burying their child,” said Rowe.

Deputies did not find a weapon on the scene and have not made any arrests in this case.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect.