Vigil: Family & Friends remember teen Dad murdered in Broad Daylight

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EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - Family and friends spent Monday evening remembering another young man who fell victim to the streets.

Dozens attended a vigil for 17-year old Dayton Williams.

Williams, who is also a father, was killed a few days before his 18th birthday.

Euclid police arrested three people in connection to the fatal shooting of Williams.

An 18-year-old and two juveniles were arrested last Sunday. Police tell 19 Action News that the adult is the suspected gunman and he remains behind bars. The juveniles were questioned and then released to their parents. Charges have yet to be filed.

Sunday around 2:30 p.m., Dayton Williams was fatally shot on E.200th Street near Nicholas Avenue.

Witnesses on scene told 19 Action News that a group of teens were arguing when shots were fired.

"I'm concerned about these kids that don't have enough to do and then they get in trouble, " said neighbor Margaret Vansickle.

Williams' father had just had a conversation with his son four days prior about violence and street smarts.

"I told my son the other day, I said if you keep following people instead of being leaders, something is going to happen to one of you all," the grieving father said. "You might as well write your own obituary."

"It needs to stop," said Williams' aunt, Diona Allison. "Need better role models, male role models, strong role models to guide our young black men."

Williams - who is also a father of a toddler - would have turned 18-years-old in three days. Instead, of a birthday, he'll be buried.

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