The family of a 14-year-old boy shot Oct. 29 in Chicago pleaded this week with the public to help catch his killer.

14-year-old Demarco Webster Jr. (Family Photo)

14-year-old Demarco Webster Jr. (Family Photo)

Demarco Webster Jr., an eighth-grader at Jensen Elementary Scholastic Academy, was shot at about 1 a.m. while helping his father load up a moving van.  Webster Sr. was moving from the Austin neighborhood on the west side of Chicago to avoid the violence in the neighborhood.

“You have no idea of what you have done to me,” Demarco Webster Sr. said of the shooter, according to WLS-TV, the local ABC affiliate. “ I will never be the same again. I saw my son be born and I had to see him die to some stupidity.”

Webster Jr. was standing on the street in the 500 block of South Central Street when someone in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, police said.

The honors student was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died at 3:15 a.m.

Demarco’s mother, Akesha Hester believes her son’s death was a case of mistaken identity. Webster Jr. just celebrated his birthday on Oct. 17.

“I had no clue that he was celebrating his last birthday, no clue,” Hester told the Chicago CBS affiliate.

Demarco was an honor student at his elementary school. He liked to make his family laugh and loved school, according to his family.

Police are still investigating crime and no one is in custody, police said. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooting.

This October has been marked the deadliest month for Chicago. This violence pushed the city’s homicide total to 600 for the first time since 2003. Chicago could see more than 730 homicides this year, which would be the city’s highest death toll in nearly two decades, according to the Denver Post.