Carolyn Young says she is still reeling over the loss of her son, Murry Asberry.
"It was murder," said Young.
Highway Patrol investigators say Asberry was first tased and then shot by a police officer Tuesday night after wielding a sword.
The officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure, pending the outcome of the investigation, according to Trooper Clark Parrott.
That includes police chief Robert Hearnes. Police Captain Anthony Moody will serve as the acting police chief.
"I couldn't believe that they tased him twice and then still shot him," said Young.
According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, Asberry was hit twice. Parker says Asberry was shot once in the front shoulder, and once in the lower back.
"I don't trust anybody," said Young.