Vigil held for 3-year-old killed in Easter Sunday drive-by

ATLANTA — The community held a candlelight vigil Friday night to honor the life of T’Rhigi Diggs.

His family's plea for justice, on Channel 2 Action News Saturday AM. 

Channel 2's Justin Wilfon spoke with the child's mother, who said she is devastated by her son's death and is now demanding answers about what happened to him.

The raindrops that fell Friday night were met with teardrops as dozens gathered to remember the 3-year-old, who was shot and killed on Easter Sunday.

“T’Rhigi didn’t do nothing. He’d only been 3 for two days,” relative Mandra Perine told Wilfon.

DeKalb County police said someone shot the boy near a gas station at Bouldercrest and Eastland roads in southeast Atlanta.

The boy was in his mother’s car when a bullet struck him. The family desperately wants to know who fired it and why.


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“Anybody who knows something has got to say something because this is not fair. It’s not right. It was a baby. Man up,” Perine said.

At the vigil, they prayed and sang with the hope that someone would hear their voices and help bring justice for the little boy.

“T’Rhigi was a sweet kid. I love him. I’m going to miss my baby,” the boy’s mother, Roshanda Craig, told Wilfon.

“We need answers and we need them now,” Perine said.

T’Rhigi's funeral will be held Saturday. Rapper 21 Savage has offered to pay for it.