Family and Friends Hold Memorial March after Park Shooting

5 years 1 day 17 hours ago Monday, July 15 2013 Jul 15, 2013 Monday, July 15, 2013 9:53:00 PM CDT July 15, 2013 in News
By: Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Family and friends of Treveon J. Marshall held a march Monday evening around McKee Park to "stop the violence."

Marshall's aunt Yolanda Marshall spoke with KOMU 8 News and said that Treveon or "Tre" was a very tall and very goofy kid.  But she said she won't let his death go in vain.  She thinks authorities need to be monitoring the children of the neighborhood better so that they can be helped.

Neighbors agreed that the violence in Columbia has become a problem and that everyone has to pitch in from the community to fix it.  Neighbor Robert Schneider said that getting the neighborhood watch program going again would be beneficial.  Neighbor and Bishop Lorenzo Lawson said he will focus on prayer to help get through.

"Look at these kids out here. I want them to be safe to be able to come out here and just have a good time without worring about shots being fired and stuff like that so it's very disturbing to me," Lawson said.

The family and friends of Tre plan to hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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