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Peace walk held to honor murdered Laurel teen

Peace walk held in Laurel. Photo Credit WDAM Peace walk held in Laurel. Photo Credit WDAM
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The city of Laurel came together Sunday for a peace walk to honor Tamerick Drummond.

He died around midnight on Oct. 18, after allegedly being shot by Mekel Antwon Crumbly, 18.

The walk started at Drummond's home and finished on the steps of City Hall. Those who walked carried signs and locked arms during the two-mile trip. They were accompanied by members of the Laurel Police Department, including Chief Tyrone Stewart.

The peace walk happened one day after family and friends gathered to lay Drummond to rest in a public ceremony.

After the walk, the family of Tamerick Drummond gathered on the steps of city hall as event organizer Nicole McSwain, Chief Stewart and others spoke. The message was one of peace and prayer.

“Anytime you can get the police department and the community together in peace and harmony, that’s what it’s all about,” Chief Stewart said.

It was an overwhelming amount of support for the family. 

“To the Drummond family, I love you, and I know right know there’s only so many words that can comfort you but remember, it’s God’s purpose," Chief Stewart said.

Chief Stewart also asked for people to pray for the family of accused shooter Mekel Antwon Crumbly.

A gofundme.com page to raise money for the Drummond family is currently online.

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