Nearly 1-year later, family and friends remember 7-year-old boy hit and killed by stray bullet
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been almost a year since a young Louisville boy was hit and killed by a stray bullet.
The alleged killer is behind bars, but the boy's family says they're still searching for closure.
Saturday afternoon, family and friends of 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs gathered for a celebration of his life near the corner of Hancock and Lampton Streets in the Smoketown neighborhood.
Banners were posted throughout the area, saying 'Love thy Neighbor,' with Dequante's photo. Butterflies were released, and his family thanked everyone for their support and prayers over the last year.
"Even though his death ... it shows that we as a community, we as a city, we all still love one another and we do not want to see nobody go through any type of violence like this," Dequante's grandma Tonya Gough said.
Wyatt Williams was arrested in connection with Dequante's death, and is still awaiting trial.
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