Vigil held for 12-year-old fatally shot in Montgomery

Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 10:16 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Mourners gathered Wednesday evening in honor of a Montgomery child who was murdered last week.

A vigil and balloon release was held in honor of 12-year-old Nelson Harris, who was shot and killed while on his front porch. A woman on the porch was also shot but survived.

Nelson’s’ family said there was such a large turnout because the boy did so much for so many, even at such a young age.

“Everybody knew this young man. He was only 12 years old. I mean, he goes up and gets the mail for seniors and elderly people and brings it from their mailbox to their house. He cuts grass for the elderly seniors. He had a servant heart at 12 years old,” said Nelson’s cousin, James Lovejoy

Family members said Nelson’s funeral will be this Saturday.

Thomaris Davis, 26, has been charged with capital murder in this case.

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