MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Few details have been released since the shooting death of 21-year-old Garette Chruma, Saturday June, 8.
Relatives said authorities released the man's body Monday, June 10 and the family is now planning a funeral.
Friends of the family, however, said they are still no closer to understanding what happened.
"They're not telling his mom anything. Nothing whatsoever," said Sherrie Burford, who lives with Chruma's mother. "That's her baby boy."
Burford said she lives with Chruma's mother, who was not ready to speak on camera.
The two were out on the scene Saturday night after Chruma was shot by an Alabama State Trooper.
"How would you expect? I mean seriously, what would you expect if you found out your son is dead? You hit your knees, and you pray to the good God above," she said.
Witnesses said they had seen Chruma had been speeding down Mason Ferry Road near Wilmer on his motorcycle.
Residents in the area said he slowed down when he saw a state trooper's car. The troopers tried to stop him.
Authorities have released little details, simply saying that a "confrontation between the armed suspect and trooper occurred. The trooper fired his weapon and killed the suspect."
It is unclear what the suspect was allegedly armed with.
Several witnesses said they heard three gunshots.
"By the time we got up around the corner, we seen two state troopers with their guns pulled on a man and he was laying in the ground," said one woman.
Chruma's family said they are waiting to hear from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.
The Mobile County District Attorney's Office said it has not yet received the department's findings.
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