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Hundreds attend vigil for 16-year-old Lexington boy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Family and friends gathered outside a Lexington home to remember a 16-year-old police say died after being shot.

Investigators say Ezavion Lindsey, 16, was shot at a friend's house on Cashel Court Sunday.

Lexington police have charged his half-brother, Eric Trigg, 18, with reckless homicide.

A couple hundred people showed up at a vigil to honor their friend, brother, son, and cousin who they say shouldn't have died, especially when he was only 16 years old.

Dozens of cars lined the streets all for one reason.

"It's to come and show the love that y'all have for this child, Ezavion Lindsey," said the victim's aunt.

Lindsey was shot and killed just two days ago. Police say his half-brother is responsible.

"Why would anybody in their right mind feel like they have to do that to a person and take him out with a gun?" said the victim's aunt.

Hand-in-hand they sang and held candles in remembrance of Lindsey, who they cannot bring back.

"When I found out that Ezavion was dead, it was unreal like. It's still not real," said Carolyn Lindsey, the victim's cousin. "With us being together at a family function, it still don't seem like he's dead."

The crowd in a large circle basically shutdown the neighborhood in front of the teen's home where his mother Tonya still lives on Tatesbrook Drive.

"If it wasn't for Tonya, we would be somewhere broken apart. And she's so strong," said the victim's cousin.

All of these people stood with teary eyes and heavy hearts for one boy they already dearly miss.

They say the vigil is their way of honoring him before his funeral and preparing themselves to say goodbye to Ezavion Lindsey.

On Monday, Eric Trigg plead not guilty to reckless homicide. His grandmother told us she believes the shooting was accidental.


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