“This is my life now,” Tracy Coffin wrote in a Facebook post days after her 22-year-old son Maleak was shot on Dec. 23, 2017. “He was always talking about what he wanted to do…he wanted to be free,” she said about Maleak. Tracy also lost the father of her daughter eight years ago to gun violence.

“This is my life now,” Tracy Coffin wrote in a Facebook post days after her 22-year-old son Maleak was shot on Dec. 23, 2017. “He was always talking about what he wanted to do…he wanted to be free,” she said about Maleak. Tracy also lost the father of her daughter eight years ago to gun violence.