Vigils Remember Strip Shooting, Crash Victims

LAS VEGAS -- Vigils were held Friday to remember the lives lost in the shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

Local taxi cab driver Michael Boldon was honored Friday morning and family and friends gathered Friday evening to honor aspiring rapper and Kenny Cherry at the crash site.

Candles flickered at the site where three lives came to an end.

Family and friends of Cherry prayed and consoled each other while dealing with their loss.

Asmayit Hagos was Cherry's girlfriend and said the couple had a baby girl two months ago. Hagos is dealing with his death as best she can.

"It actually gives you a good feeling to let you know, like he's still around he affected so many people, his friends, his family," Hagos said. "He was a good person, he didn't deserve it."

Cherry's family flew in from California to retrieve their son's body and didn't want to speak on camera until they consulted with their lawyers. Friends said it's nice to see so much support.

"It hurts, but like she said, it's like a closure, I'm glad that everyone came out and there's actually people who care and know that he's a good person," family friend Chelsey Rodriguez said. "He never did anything to harm anybody."

Fellow cab drivers and friends of Michael Boldon met in the same spot hours earlier to remember the 62-year-old. Boldon was killed when his cab was slammed into by the Maserati driven by Cherry.

Fellow cab drivers ran their meters for 15 minutes and donated the money out of their own pockets to a fund to help Boldon's family.

"We are one big family at Desert," Kathy McGowan of Desert Cab said. "He was just out here, trying to make a living and is tragic what happened," said another supporter.

Metro Police vow to keep the search going as long as it takes to bring those responsible for the strip shooting to justice.

Kenny Cherry's family plans to address the media Saturday at 2 p.m. regarding their son and the crash.


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