Family and friends gathered Saturday at the grave of an Omaha man murdered one year ago.
They said prayers, offered words of encouragement and told heartwarming stories about 21-year-old Jacquez Lewis, shot to death during a party at the Lothrop Social Hall, North 24th and Lothrop streets, on February 1, 2013.
Everyone agreed their lives haven’t been the same since. His mother said it's not just Jacquez who’s on her mind, but all victims of Omaha violence. "The police officers really need to come together with the community to try to get some of these murders solved,” said LaRonda Lewis. “We have way too many."
Three others were wounded in the gunfire. The case remains unsolved. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.