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Family pleads for answers in death of beloved 68-year-old woman

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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

A family is pleading for answers in the shooting death of a 68-year-old Moultrie woman.

"The Lord gave me the strength to scrub my own momma's blood up," said Joyce Green, daughter of Mattie Harris.

Harris' family was distraught after she was shot and killed Tuesday on the front steps of her home.

"My momma would give the shirt off her back and for them to kill her like she was a dog? It ain't sitting well with me," said Green.

Police said she was found lying with her purse and keys next to her.

Green said that's proof that it was a senseless act which carried a heavy price of a lost loved one. 

"Right now I don't have any forgiveness, they took my momma," said Green.

Harris described as a pillar of the community, a woman who would feed anyone, if you needed a favor, her family said she would go above and beyond to help you out.

It has been almost three days since the shooting and still no answers, but Harris' family said they won't stop until they get justice. 

"She's not here to fight to get justice for herself, I'm here, I'm here, and I ain't gonna rest till I get justice," said Green.

A sign stands just feet down from the where the brutal scene took place that morning, one that reads 'neighborhood watch, we look out for each other. '

"People know about it, but they won't speak about it and it's wrong, it's just wrong! They don't realize It could be them," explained Green.

Green said the violence in the community has to stop, and she never thought her mother would ever end up in the middle of it.

Officials are asking anyone who may have been in the area from 6:30 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. on Tuesday to contact the Moultrie Police Department Tip Line at (229) 890-5449 or the GBI at (229) 225-4090.

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