Vigil held for teen killed in drive-by shooting

by: Liz Artz Updated:

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —

The family of 19-year-old Javereon Barber is making a public plea. They want the suspects who killed him Friday to go to jail.

They held a candlelight vigil Saturday night to draw attention to his case. His cousin said a prayer and dozens of candles were lit and laid beside a memorial on Larkspur

Terrace in DeKalb County, where the teen was shot during a drive-by shooting. The teen's cousin told Channel 2's Liz Artz that she thinks it could be gang-related.

She said a white Chevrolet Tahoe passed Barber and his two friends, backed up, rolled down a window and starting firing. She said Barber died in the street.

Police say a similar type shooting, with a similar suspect description, happened minutes after Barber was shot and killed.

Barber's family members fear the shooter will strike again if not caught, and they want justice for their loved one.

Carnecia Barber says no arrests have been made. She has opened her Facebook page under Carnecia Barber for anyone with any leads in the case.

Carnecia Barber described her cousin as a good kid who played video games. She said he was a little naïve, and that's what likely got him killed.

She told Artz when the SUV backed up, his friends ran, but he continued walking, trusting nothing would happen.

The family is working on setting up a memorial fund. The family said it needs help paying for burial expenses. Click here for donation information.