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Scenes From the Vigil for Kiarri Edwards 

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Alicia Rasin, center, founder of Citizens Against Crime, which organized the vigil, holds a photograph of the victim, Kiarri Edwards.
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Derek Pegram, a friend of Kiarri Edwards, waits for the vigil to start on Dinwiddie Avenue where his friend died.
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Family and friends gather to remember on Dinwiddie Avenue. The Richmond police closed a section of the street when dozens of people arrived.
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Alicia Rasin, who has officiated hundreds of vigils in the past 30 years, speaks to the crowd about the senselessness of violence.
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The hands and purple bible of the Rev. Rosalind Battle, who offered a prayer during the service.
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Nikki Jackson, the victim’s sister sings “What God Has For Me, It Is For Me” in her brother’s honor.
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Three-year-old Lantay Johnson.
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Robert Williams, left, expressed his gratitude to Richmond detective Richard G. Edwards for his work on the case.
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Many of those who attended wore buttons in Kee Kee’s honor which read “Rest In Peace Kee Kee 3/28/1980-3/31/2014. “
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Red and gold balloons are released as the vigil closes.
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Marilyn Bunson , the victim’s aunt, sells his photograph for $5 to help defray the funeral costs.
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Edwards’ 7-year-old-daughter Keyari holds her dad’s photograph.
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Three-year-old Lantay Johnson.
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