Vigil held to celebrate the life of star football player killed in Gwinnett parking lot – WSB-TV Channel 2
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JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — Tonight, family and friends gathered to recollect a younger soccer star killed final week.
Elijah Dewitt, 18, was shot in a mall parking zone in Gwinnett County on Wednesday.
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Tonight, he was remembered at a vigil, as an inspiration to these round him.
“That is precisely what he would need. That is precisely how he would need it to go. He would need everybody to return collectively,” his girlfriend Bailey Reidling stated.
Reidling instructed me this scene would have introduced a smile to Dewitt’s face.
On Sunday night time, dozens of Dewitt’s family and friends gathered exterior his residence in Jefferson, Georgia, to recollect the younger soccer star.
“I simply need everyone to know that he was very form and delicate at coronary heart, mild man off the sphere, a fierce competitor on it,” Reidling stated.
Dewitt’s girlfriend and sister instructed Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon that he impressed them.
“He’s simply going to be behind my mind, saying hold going, you’ve acquired this, it’s what he would need,” Delaney Dewitt stated.
The 18-year-old was shot and killed within the parking zone of Sugarloaf Mills Mall on Wednesday.
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Two Gwinnett County youngsters, 19-year-old Chandler Richardson and 18-year-old and Kemare Bryan, had been arrested in South Carolina days after the capturing. They’re now going through homicide expenses.
Dewitt’s mom instructed us on Friday that she doesn’t consider her son knew his alleged killers.
Now, as his household and associates put together for his funeral, they need everybody to know concerning the inspiring younger man they misplaced.
“While you acquired to know him very properly, you discovered one thing out. and it’s sort of such as you’re opening a gift. You don’t understand how good it’s till you see what’s inside,” Reidling stated.
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