Eufaula Community Comes Together for Peace

By: Jessica Leicht Email
By: Jessica Leicht Email

A deadly shooting involving a police officer has sparked a controversy in Eufaula.

Now some people in the community are uniting to stop violence and remember the life of Cameron Massey.

The group marched down Randolph Avenue Monday afternoon.

Before the event started, organizers made sure their behavior, set an example for how they want the community to act.

"A good person, with a good heart he'd do anything for anybody," Massey's girlfriend Shuntia Ware said.

That’s how Shuntia Ware remembers her boyfriend, Cameron Massey.

Now she and dozens of others say they’re using his memory, to make a change.

"We want to stop the violence period. Black, white no matter what you know, even the animals. We want to stop all of the violence," Massey's friend Kendra Brooks said.

"We want everyone to think positive and come together, unite, be together as a unit and we can get anything done," Organizer Shanita Porter said.

Tensions have been high since a Eufaula police officer shot and killed Massey during a traffic stop.

Supporters say their message isn't targeting any group in particular, it's for everyone.

"We're not mad, we want justice you know. We don't care who it would've happened to, where it would've happened at, we wouldve still been here the same way," Organizer Larry Pierre said.

The group hopes their march through Eufaula will spread past the Wiregrass.

"We don't want to make this a black and white thing. We want this to go beyond Eufaula for the simple fact, we need to stop a lot of the black on black crime ourselves. We've got to start with ourselves," Brooks said.

The officers involved in the shooting back on October 15th, have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.

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