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Candlelight Vigil for Homicide Victim

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Family and friends of the man killed in a Sunday night shooting gathered tonight, for a candlelight vigil in his honor.

On Monday evening, a group of a dozen people gathered at the scene of the crime in honor of 37-year-old Stevenson Jordan.

Around 10:15 p.m. Sunday near East 23rd and German Street, police say 60-year-old Kenneth Ellis shot and killed Jordan following a fight.

Jordan's father David Overton says that his son's passing has left him in a state of disbelief.

"You can't imaging the pain," said Overton.  "Nobody ever thinks that they are going to see one of their kids laying on the table after being assassinated, or whatever word you want to use.  It's some grief that I wouldn't want to see any parent go through."

Overton says that Jordan's death is a lose/lose for the entire community.

"Right now, all this community is doing, it's like one killing after another, or one hurting after another and this didn't use to go on," said Overton.  "So somewhere along the line, we lost control and we need to get back control.  I know we got the people in Erie that can do that, and we all need to start doing this."

Ellis is currently in jail on a number of charges including homicide and aggravated assault.

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