North Valley teen dies after taking bullet for mom

January 9, 2013 12:42:50 AM PST
A North Valley teenager died on his doorstep after jumping in front of a bullet reportedly meant for his mother. Authorities are looking for his killer.

There's a growing memorial of candles, flowers and teddy bears at the spot where 17-year-old Marty Kent was shot and killed last Thursday in Modesto.

Marty's mom said she went outside on her front porch to confront a group fighting outside their home, when someone pulled out a gun and fired in her direction. That's when she said Marty jumped into action.

"They shot, he jumped in front of me, like to push me out of the way," Robin Kent said. "He was in front of me, they shot him. He died half in, half out? in his dad's arms."

Investigators are looking for someone who left the scene in a green jeep. Kent will be laid to rest on Wednesday.