Community gathers to remember Riley High School football player
SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- Just one day after the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, members of the community held a vigil on Thursday to remember 16-year-old Curtis Frazier Jr. Frazier was the victim of a fatal shooting on September 6th.
Community members gathered on the corner of Sampson and Randolph streets in South Bend to remember the Riley High School JV football player.
A juvenile was interviewed in connection with the investigation earlier this week, but he was arrested on an unrelated outstanding warrant and neither he nor anyone else has been charged in connection with the case, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.
The shooting happened on Sampson St. between East Calvert and Robinson, just around the corner from where the vigil was held. Frazier died from a single gunshot wound to the chest and his death has since been ruled a homicide.
The second victim in the shooting, Makyi E. Toliver, was rushed to the hospital and later released.
The man who organized the vigil today says the whole situation is very disturbing and vigils are a form of healing for families and friends.
“It brings closure,” said Michael Elliott, Vigil Organizer. “And it also lets family and friends know that there are people in the community that are totally against this kind of violence,” said Elliott.
ABC 57 reached out to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday for any new details available on the case, but no further updates were available.