by: Rachel Stockman Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga - Family and friends gathered for a candlelight vigil Tuesday night to remember a 9-month-old boy, killed during a violent home invasion at a Stone Mountain home.
There was a lot of anger, and grieving in front of the house where 9-month-old Kendarius Edwards was killed.
“This was our first grandbaby, they need to turn themselves,” said Shaka Smith, a family member.
DeKalb County police say masked men with guns drawn, invaded the Stone Mountain home over the weekend. They killed Edwards, shot his mother, grandmother and family friend all in retaliation for a crime involving other homicides that happened in the community. Police still don’t know who killed the little boy.
“We pray that whoever did this, somewhere deep in their own conscience, will repent number one, and turn themselves in,” said Darryl Edwards, another family member.
“Jesus, just pray for our family, that is all we want,” Shaka Smith said.
Channel 2 Action News spoke to the baby’s grandmother, Tracy Smith, who was shot eight times during the home invasion. She is currently recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital.
“I am numb in the inside, I have no feeling,” Smith said, “My love has been taken away.”
“I really just wish these cold-hearted people just do what is right, do what is right, and no one else get hurt,” said Erica Stephens, the paternal grandmother of the little boy.