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Akeim Easter  (SOURCE: Family members)

Akeim Easter (SOURCE: Family members)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WTVR) -- Neighbors will gather Thurday evening to remember a Petersburg father gunned down last weekend.

Akeim Easter, 25, was fatally shot on his porch early Sunday morning after returning home from a funeral.

Easter had been a pallbearer at the funeral for three women and a toddler found dead inside a burned-out home, which happened just a few blocks from where Easter was shot.


Akeim Easter  (SOURCE: Family members)

Akeim Easter (SOURCE: Family members)

“It’s devastating — it’s like people don’t have hearts,” said Kawanda Tucker, Easter's niece told CBS 6 News on Sunday afternoon.

A candlelight vigil will be held at 635 Harding Street in Petersburg at 6 p.m.

If you have information that could help police catch Easter's killer, call Petersburg-Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212.



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  • johna

    great another vigil.If the black community would spend as much time being decent to each other as they do on vigils for the dead things would be much better.Seems they only think about life after one’s been taken

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