Dashaun Davis
Dashaun Davis (Submitted)

Hours after her son was gunned down Saturday night, Chamaine Carlo said she was still shocked.

"I think this is every parent's worst nightmare," she said.

Her eldest son, Dashaun Davis, 23, was found dead in a parked vehicle after officers responded to a shots fired call shortly after 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Union Street in York City, police said.

The shooting was just around the corner from the family's home on Juniper Street.

'Amazing kid': Davis was found with several gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene, according to York City Police.

"I'll never get to say goodbye. I'll never get to tell him I love him for the last time," Carlo said.

She said she doesn't know who shot her son or why.

Davis was quiet, smart and athletic, she said. He played basketball for William Penn Senior High School and loved sports, Carlo said.

Growing up, he'd get up at 6 a.m. to turn on "SportsCenter" and wake his brothers up for school, she said.

"He was such an amazing kid," Carlo said.

Bad luck: But Davis had recently run into some bad luck, she said. He did well in high school and attended Penn State York and Clemson University for a while before becoming homesick and returning to York, Carlo said.

He had moved from his mother's house on Juniper Street and was living on his own in York, she said. He wanted to remain independent — and worked three jobs at one point — but student loans, bills and car payments were piling up, Carlo said.


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Davis was finding jobs through a temp agency, she said, but she doesn't know where he worked at his time of death.

"He was trying his best, but he was kind of struggling ... He was a good kid, though," she said.

Information: An autopsy will be performed Monday, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

And police are looking to speak with anyone who has information about what happened, said York City Police Chief Wes Kahley.

"I do hope that someone that has information comes forward ... because he didn't deserve to die," Carlo said.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the York City Police Department at 717-849-2219.

— Reach Mollie Durkin at mdurkin@yorkdispatch.com.