Community gathers to remember 8-year-old boy who died after being shot in southeast Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 150 members of the Roanoke community gathered Wednesday night at Fallon Park to remember the young boy who was shot and killed Monday.

The heartbroken community full of family, friends and neighbors held a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Camden Brown.

Community members knew the boy by his name, Camden. However, family members say they always called him by his nickname — ‘Stink.’

Jeannell Jackson, the boy’s aunt, says that Camden was always a happy child.

“He loved everybody. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was a sweetheart,” said Jackson.

Camden was at a friend’s house when the shooting occurred on Monday, Aug. 2. Police are still investigating what happened, but they say there is no larger threat to the Roanoke community.

A GoFundMe page was created to help Camden’s family with the cost of the funeral. The family says they have surpassed their goal of $13,000.

Brown’s funeral will be held at the Sweet Union Baptist Church in Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 7.

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