The energy was powerful in the Evergreen Plaza as family, friends and supporters spoke about the friend they lost on Thursday.
That friend is 22-year-old Christopher Jerome Thomas.
He was shot during what police call an investigative traffic stop.
But it quickly became something else.
Thomas was shot five times and died on the scene.
As a result of the shooting...a local group called concerned mom on the move, wanted to bring the community together so they could show support to Thomas' family.
People spoke on how great of a person Thomas was and how upset and confused they are about the entire situation.
And really all they want is justice.
"And you know we are not defending the fact the he should have stopped the car or that he was trying to get away from...we are not defending that. We are defending the fact that they could have diffused this in a different way. His life is worth more. He was twenty two years old and he deserved to have a life," said Sheliah Bryant.
The group is now trying to raise money to help the family with funeral services.
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