by: Eric Philips Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A man is still in the hospital with serious injuries from a shooting Monday that took the life of a mother.
Hassan Pressley was to undergo more surgery Friday as a result of a chest wound.
The armed and dangerous man who authorities said is responsible is still on the run and a grieving mother said she doesn't understand.
The mother of Dorian Myles, the woman killed Monday, spoke to Channel 9 by phone. She said she just buried her daughter Thursday after the mother of three was shot to death at a home in Lileville in Anson County.
"I just want him to know that he took a life of a mother that had three precious children and she was very, very active in their lives," she said.
Deputies said the three were partying at Pressley's home when Reginald Odell pulled the trigger just before 3 a.m. Monday. Even though Pressley was shot, he was able to call 911.
Deputies said that when they arrived, Pressley told them, "Help me. I am dying and Reginald Odell from Shepard Street shot me."
Investigators questioned Odell in the shooting, but warrants were not filed for his arrest until three days later.
"If Hason was alive and he told them who did it, and that's what I heard, that he had told them who did it, why did they let him go?" Myles' mother asked.
"You'll have to ask the district attorney that. We had a suspect the first day and we talked to the district attorney about when to bring charges and, uh, it wasn't until yesterday that he OK'd the charges," said Sheriff Tommy Allen.
Channel 9 reached out to the district attorney's office and a staff member said they do not comment on a pending case.
This is not the first time Pressley has been in the hospital. Channel 9 discovered he also was shot in the chest in 2010.
Odell was one of the suspects in that shooting, but no charges were filed.
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