Fort Worth police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 14-year-old boy late Thursday.
Police said before Deston Bibbs died, he had broken bones and severe head trauma.
His mother, De'Shundria Parks, did have a plea for whoever did this. "He was a sweetheart. He used to sing to me. He liked to play basketball. He wanted to go into the Air Force." To whoever hit her son, "Give up now because you gave up on him. So give up. If it was you, you wouldn't want anyone to keep driving. Maybe if you stopped and called, maybe your phone call could have saved my son," said De'Shundria Parks.
Investigators are focusing on the driver's tire marks left behind on the boy's clothing.
Bibbs was riding his bike around 9 p.m. on Thursday along Sycamore School Road. Police said he tried to cross Crowley Road and was hit by a large truck or SUV.
Bibbs was taken to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe. He died on Friday.
Police are looking at red light cameras in the area to try to find the vehicle involved.
"This may have been just an accident but when you don't stop and help that person especially a child it's painful for the family, for the community, and for the officers who were at the scene," said Cpl. Tracey Knight with the Fort Worth Police Department. "It's painful for the doctors and nurses who were there, and at this point now it's a crime."
Friends gathered Friday to release balloons in memory of the Bibbs. He was a 7th grader at H.F. Stevens Middle School in Crowley.
Some of Bibb's friends were still in shock and spoke with grief counselors at her school.
Friends described the teen as a good basketball player. They said he was always trying to make someone laugh.
"He was like real fun to be around sometimes like we used to play football with him a lot sometimes," said Keyshawn Brown.
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