Family, friends to memorialize 16 year-old murder victim on Geneva Ave.

Family and friends of 16 year-old Jaivon Blake, who was shot to death on Geneva Ave. last September, will hold a candlelight vigil in his memory on the anniversary of his death— Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7-10 p.m. Shameka Blake, Javon’s cousin, said that the family hopes the event will be a reminder of the good things about Javon, a teen who loved basketball and the rapper Meek Mill.

“We don’t want this to be just a sad event. We want to have good memories of Jaivon. He was a very good person and he was more than my cousin— he was like a brother to me,” Ms. Blake said.

Jaivon was gunned down outside 253 Gevena Ave., two doors away from his house. A second teen, age 14, was also wounded in the broad-daylight attack. Two 18 year-old suspects— Nyasani Watt and Sheldon Mattis, were later arrested and charged with murder and weapons charges. Both men are awaiting trials in the case.

Shameka Blake says that the vigil is being held in coordination with Boston Police and will be held at the site of the shooting.


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