The community of Marshall is shaken by the killing of 21-year-old Raymond Gomez.
"Who would kill him?," said Derricka Coates, his high school classmate. "Who would do that to Raymond? Raymond wouldn't hurt nobody. If anything, he'd help you."
Hundreds gathered at Sullivan's Funeral Home to honor Raymond Gomez's life and the life of his best friend, Savannah Shirley, who died Dec. 2 from an infection.
"Amazing, amazing," said Crystal Welch, Savannah Shirley's sister. "Shows that God still prevails. And that we have a strong community behind us."
Raymond Gomez had initially planned the vigil to pray for Savannah. Then, Savannah's sister Crystal took over the planning when both Raymond and Savannah passed away in the same week.
Raymond's mother, Vicki Gomez, is only left to ponder the actions of her youngest son during the last moments of his life. Gomez was shot and killed during an armed robbery at Domino's Pizza in Marshall on Dec. 7.
my understanding, the guy came in from the side door and had already had his
gun raised ready to shoot somebody," said Vicki Gomez.
"From talking to the other girl who got shot, she said Raymond had walked toward the guy, raised his arm up, and then the guy shot him, put the gun to the other girl's head and then shot the other one."
Raymond's aunt Estellita Vazquez said the entire ordeal has left everyone in shock.
"You don't want to hear that they're gone. You don't want to hear that you can't call them. You don't want to hear that you can't say I love you one more time," said Vazquez.
25-year-old Eric Mills was arrested Saturday in connection to the shooting. He has been charged with capital murder.
"I would love to get my hands on him as well as the rest of my family and all of his friends," said Vicki Gomez. "But God's punishment is gonna be way worse than what we could ever do.