2 months after his death, Dequante Hobbs remembered by family, f - WDRB 41 Louisville News

2 months after his death, Dequante Hobbs remembered by family, friends at candlelight service

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been 60 days since a 7-year-old Louisville boy was shot and killed by a stray bullet while sitting at his kitchen table.

Saturday, Dequante Hobbs Jr.'s family held a candlelight service in front of the house where he was killed.

Family and friends refuse to give up hope that someone will be arrested and held accountable for his murder.

Dequante's mother recently got a tattoo of her son on her arm. She says his memory, like the tattoo, will never go away. 

She hopes investigators won't rest until her son's killer is behind bars.

"We just want the person to come forward and own up, man up to what they did. This is a seven year old baby. Why wouldn't you man up. You shot the gun, didn't you? Man up and take the wrap for it," Hobbs' mother Micheshia Norment said.

Community activist Christopher 2X says on Thursday, the Metro Council will take a moment to remember Dequante during their evening meeting.

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