Family seeks answers in slain airman's death

Shaquille Hargrove

August 10, 2013 5:22:58 AM PDT
A Wilson grandmother who had to bury her airman grandson before she knew why he was killed is making a tearful plea to police for answers.

Shaquille Hargrove was laid to rest in a Wilson cemetery. His family says they visit his gravesite all the time and it is a testament to how he was loved by everyone. The family says what they need most for closure is answers to why and how he was killed.

Golynda Powell is Shaquille Hargrove's grandmother. She said she still can't believe her grandson, a young man she describes as well-liked, bright, and dedicated to his job, is gone.

Hargrove was shot and killed outside a Denver nightclub last month. The Wilson native was stationed in Colorado and worked as a satellite systems operator with the Air Force.

Police say that Hargrove was hit by gunfire during a fight involving a large group of people. Authorities have released a sketch of a possible suspect, but say they have no new leads.

"I think he was trying to help a friend get away from the fight, and that's my belief and what I heard," Powell said.

That fits with what Powell said is characteristic of the young man she helped raise since he was a little boy.

"He wasn't a fighter, he was always laughing, he never started a fight, but he would try to help someone, he was that kind of person," Powell said.

"I'm just pleading with them to come forward because it could have been their brother, their son, their grandson. They would want someone to come forward and say what they saw," Powell said.

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