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Father still desperate for answers in son's murder


More than a year after his son's death, Tommy Davis is still desperate for answers.

43-year old Scott Davis was shot and killed inside a Cleveland County smoke shop last June. 

Davis tells WBTV he calls investigators nearly once a week hoping for new information. An arrest, a suspect, something that could help explain why his son is not here anymore, but he gets nothing.

"Scott had his whole life ahead of him," Davis said. 

Davis says if could have taken the bullet that killed his son, he would have. 

"Three pretty boys, a good looking wife. I didn't have anything," Davis said. 

The pair worked at Smokers Ect. near Shelby. Davis was off on June 20th, 2013 when he got the call. 

"Well naturally, I figured they shot him in the arm or leg or something like that," Davis said. 

Scott Davis wasn't so lucky. Investigators say someone walked in trying to rob the smoke shop and shot the husband and father of three in the back of the head. 

"I want to know why and I want to know who," Davis said. 

However, more than a year later those two burning questions haven't been answered. 

"I just really don't know what happened or why they can't find somebody," Davis said. 

Every day Davis tries to clean up the wounds left by his son's death, a process he began just one day after Scott was killed.

"I did something I felt like I had to do. I went and cleaned up the mess of where they'd shot Scott," Davis said. 

Tommy says he owed it to Scott. 

"There was blood all over the place, and I got me a bucket and a mop and they told me I didn't need to do that, and I said yes I do. I have to do it. It's my son," Davis said. 

A task no father should ever have to do, but one he hopes will resonate with his son's killer. 

"Sooner or later they'll catch you, and when they do I want to be there," Davis

WBTV spoke with the Cleveland County Sheriff. He said he was unable to comment on the investigation at this time. 

If you have any information in Davis' death, contact Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at (704) 481-TIPS.

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