Family members hold prayer vigil for man killed in Lynchburg
Police say Ricky Johnson Sr. was shot, killed on 1700 block of Fillmore Street
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A Lynchburg family is seeking justice.
The family of Ricky Johnson Sr. held a prayer vigil in memory of the 51-year-old.
Lynchburg police were called to the 1700 block of Fillmore Street around 11:20 p.m. Sunday.
Investigators say when police arrived, they found Johnson had been shot. He died at the scene.
Johnson's sister, Sharon Johnson, said the father of three was outgoing, never had a problem with anyone and they're devastated his life was taken by senseless violence.
“Hard working man. He loved his grandkids, he loved his children. He was a good brother to me, to all of us," Johnson said. Another family member, Deshanta Thomas said, "It truly shouldn't happen this way. He was such a good person.”
Police have not made an arrest. Anyone with information should call Detective T.C. Barley at 434-455-6162.
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