MaryAnn Brooks placed her hand on her dying son's head and gave him a kiss.
"Baby, you're going to a better place," she told him. "And God got you."
Brooks' son Amir Tarpley, 19, was attacked outside his home on West New Street shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday. Police responding to a report of a knife fight arrived and found Tarpley suffering from stab wounds. They also found a knife in a backyard nearby.
"They came here to his house where he was staying at and had him come out and killed my son," Brooks said.
Tarpley was taken to Inspira Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
"He did not deserve to die like that," Brooks said. "They stabbed him in his chest. They beat him and there was a couple of them."
Tarpley's family told NBC10 he was targeted because of an argument he had with a girl. Police have not confirmed this however.
"He was a very awesome kid," Tarpley's sister, Natasha Brooks, said. "He was talented, creative. He just wanted to experience life in a good way."
No arrests have been made and police have not released information on any suspects.
If you have any information, please call Det. Michael Bielski at 856-649-9716 or Sgt. Kenneth Ridinger at 856-423-6222.