The devastated brother of a 22-year-old woman who was shot dead by a stranger in front of her two children in what police have called 'a fit of road rage' has spoken out.
Dylan Gray told InsideEdition.com that his sister, Whitney Gray, was a loving person who did not deserve to die, especially with her two kids watching.
Christopher Taylor, 39, was arrested in South Dakota in the aftermath for the killing and charged with second-degree murder, according to the Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.
Gray had her 8-month-old and 3-year-old as well as another 16-year-old relative in the car with her at the time of the shooting.
"My sister was the most loving mother I know," Dylan Gray told InsideEdition.com. "She truly did an amazing job with those two boys and they loved her so dearly."
He added: "I just can't believe a sick individual would do such a thing and I hope he gets everything he deserves and so does the whole family."
Gray said the man who allegedly shot his sister was a complete stranger.
"The three children in the car... they are all safe and unharmed, needing a lot of love right now," he said.
According to documents released by the prosecutor’s office, Whitney Gray was shot after leaving the grocery store just before 8 p.m. Sunday, October 16.
While driving her minivan on Sterling Avenue in Independence, Taylor was allegedly tailgating Gray and tried to hit her car on the right side, nearly causing a crash.
Gray reportedly threw some type of bottle at the front of Taylor’s Toyota, according to witnesses, and the next thing witnesses heard was a gunshot.
In the incident that prosecutors have called a “fit of road rage,” Taylor allegedly shot Gray once in the chest while she was driving, a wound that would prove fatal.
Officers said Gray was lying face up on the sidewalk when they arrived, covered in blood. Paramedics tried to revive her, but couldn’t.
She was pronounced dead the scene.
Witnesses then told police that Taylor's vehicle may have been involved after they saw news reports of the shooting on TV, police said.
Taylor uncharacteristically did not show up for work on Monday, according to his boss.
Taylo'rs family members told officers they became more suspicious that Taylor was involved in the Sunday shooting after it appeared he had packed up many of his belongings and left his home.
A car dealer helped police track Taylor's white Toyota Sequoia to a hotel in Box Elder, South Dakota, where Taylor was taken into custody Tuesday.
Taylor’s dad described him as a "loner who was paranoid of the government and made every effort to stay off the grid."
"'We all pray the justice system gives this man everything he deserves. My sister was a young beautiful soul and did not deserve to have her life robbed from her in such a nasty way," Dylan Gray said.
Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,000 cash. Taylor has yet to appear in court, according to reports.
Gray’s family has created a GoFundMe page to help offset the cost of funeral expenses. She will be laid to rest this Saturday.