Durham County

Vigil for slaying victim 7-year-old Kamari Munerlyn set at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8

A vigil to memorialize the life of the 7-year-old who died after being shot during a drive-by shooting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8.

It will be at 3225 Guess Road on the corner by the Tokyo Express restaurant.

Kamari Munerlyn, a first-grader at Eastway Elementary School, died Sunday after someone shot into a Honda Pilot around 5 p.m.. Nine others in the SUV were unhurt.

The vigil was originally set to begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, but the time has been moved to 7 p.m., family members said.

Balloons will be released around 7 p.m., and the family feared it would be too dark to see the release, said Crystal Hester, Kamari’s father’s girlfriend.

Devon Maurice Fowler, 28, faces murder and conspiracy charges in the death of Kamari. He is being held at the jail on no bail.

The conspiracy charge against Fowler indicates police are seeking at least one other suspect. The Durham Police Department isn’t releasing any other information about the shooting, police said.

A crowdfunding campaign has been set up to help pay for Kamari’s funeral at http://bit.ly/2s9A8aZ. Nearly $12,000 had been raised as of Thursday afternoon toward a $15,000 goal.

Virginia Bridges: 919-829-8924, @virginiabridges

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