DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A community came together to push for peace while remembering two victims of violence.
A group of local churches coordinated two vigils Saturday to remember Dayton’s 19th and 20th homicide victims this year.
The first vigil was held on Stratsburg Drive where 25-year-old DeAngelo Dewberry was shot and killed August 23rd. Since Dewberry’s death, police arrested David Henderson. Henderson faces two counts of murder.
The second vigil today honored 32-year-old Michael Farrar. A group gathered at the DeSoto Bass Apartment complex where he was gunned down August 25th.
“It’s important for neighbors and family that we come out,” said Mark Moorman, Social Justice Director of the Precious Blood Church. “We try to go through the neighborhood in advance and advertise the vigil. So we frequently get neighbors and family to come out. And they’ve always testified that it’s a great support to them that people do care. And people are coming out to pray and honor loved lost one.”
Police are still looking for suspects in Farrar’s death.