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Mother speaks out after son fatally shot by Union City police officer

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UNION CITY, GA (CBS46) -

The mother of a teenager shot and killed by a Union City police officer in December is opening up about losing her son and the controversy surrounding his death.

Freda Waiters met with the Fulton County District Attorney's public integrity unit Wednesday about the case.

Waiters told CBS Atlanta that she vividly remembers the night she got the news that her son, Ariston Waiters, had been shot and killed.  She first got the news from a friend.

"He called and said that he 'had been shot in the back twice and he didn't do anything, I swear to God, he didn't do anything,'" Waiters said.

News of the fatal shooting outraged many in Union City.  For Ariston's mother, it was the most difficult thing she's ever had to deal with in her entire life.

"On occasions I wake up and think that he's there, and then I wake up and realize he's not going to come back," Waiters said.

While speaking with CBS Atlanta, Waiters expressed her frustration with the way the Union City Police Department has handled the case.

In a statement released Saturday, a spokesperson for the Union City Police Department said Ariston tried to grab the officer's gun while being arrested and in the tussle, he was shot twice in the back.

Freda Waiters told CBS Atlanta that her son would never exhibit that kind of behavior.

"That's not even his personality," she said. "Not only have I taught him better than that, its unacceptable and I will not rest until justice is served.  And justice will be served because God's going to make sure of that."

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