A mother is pleading for the community's help to find her son's killer.

James Hernandez, 24, was murdered during a home invasion robbery on November 30. Police say that a group of masked men stormed into his home, held Hernandez's girlfriend at gunpoint, and shot him. It happened at the Alta Roxbury apartment complex on the 6200 block of Roxbury Drive.

"They had no idea that it was going to happen. Nobody knows those things are going to happen. Otherwise, we would be prepared. I wasn't even prepared for this," said Trish Soto, James's mother. "I pray, harder than I've ever had to pray. To lose your only child. Just to lose a child, period. But he was my only son."

Soto said that her son had a passion for music and had dreams of becoming a hip-hop artist. She said that he had plans to travel to New York City to pursue a music career. Soto also said that he was a talented artist and created several songs under the name Reality.

"His life was cut too soon. He had so much to still do. They took his life and, actually, took him from me," Soto said.

Soto added that she knows there is someone in the community who can tell police more about the shooters. She hopes that someone will hear her cry for help and come forward to police.

"You don't have to give your name. Your name's not important, just the information is. That's it. My son deserves justice. He didn't deserve to die," she said. "We all die, but it’s not for anyone to take."

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 210-224-STOP (7867). There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.