CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Family, friends and co-workers are gathering on Cleveland’s near-East Side Friday to remember an up-and-coming city worker whose life was cut tragically short this week.
D’Shane Wilcox, 28, was gunned down Nov. 13 in the middle of the street as he did his job for the city of Cleveland, emptying trash cans on East 138th Street.
Wilcox’s peers have described an unsafe environment, where they say residents harass sanitation workers on a regular basis.
Wilcox’s Godmother led the memorial. His co-workers organized the gathering and balloon release. His uncle, Randy Haney, also a father, is heartbroken thinking two toddlers will never know their dad, especially the man he was seeing lately. “The job did a lot of great things for him as for changing him period, just all around,” said Haney.
Cleveland Police are still searching for the killer who fatally shot Wilcox.
The remembrance is being held Friday around 5 p.m. at a Cleveland sanitation center on East 56th Street and Carnegie Avenue.