A family is making a desperate plea for answers after an off-duty corrections officer was gunned-down in Charlotte.
The victim was just 27 years old and had a budding career in law enforcement. Bias Easley was engaged to be married next month. Instead, he was found shot just steps from his home.
Easley has been the center of Dawn McCormick’s life for the past eight years. He was the father of her three children and the love of her life. He endured a grueling two hour commute everyday to provide for his family.
“He taught me how to be humble. How to love, forgive,” she says.
But within an hour of speaking to Easley by phone Thursday afternoon, a neighbor found him outside their townhome on with a single gunshot wound.
“I cry myself to sleep, keep crying. My son never in his life has been without his daddy.”
Easley worked as a state correctional officer in Lanesboro County for two years.
He had an interview scheduled for Tuesday in Mecklenburg County so he could work closer to home. The couple even tattooed each other’s names for the wedding, that will now never be.
“It was supposed to be July 14th this year, my birthday.”
They know, nothing they say will ever bring him back but now they’re seeking answers, hoping someone will do the right thing.
“Come and say what you saw, at least give us closure. We deserve that, the kids do.”
No arrests have been made in this case. There could be more than one suspect. If you have any information, call police or Crimestoppers.