PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – The family of the victim in a gas station shooting last weekend in Pembroke Pines held a memorial service at the car wash where he was shot.
The family of Darrel Joshua Baker met at 1601 North University Drive in Pembroke Pines.
About 100 people attended.
“All of these people love my son and I didn’t know all of these people loved my son like that, I never knew that,” said Pamela Baker, Baker’s mother. “I miss my so so much. Me and him had such a close bond.”
Baker worked at the car wash next to a Chevron gas station.
Police said Steven Charles Dawson, 28, turned himself in to the Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail after Saturday night’s media broadcast of the incident.
Witnesses at the car wash said after the shooting, Dawson took off.
The alleged shooter is charged with first-degree murder.
“I want to know why he took my baby and I wanna know why they say the sword you live by is the one you die by because it’s not true. My baby was loved and he was a good son,” said Baker.
Bianca Montalvo organized the vigil.
“We should all come together at this time instead of being angry and hurt and separating because his family really needed the support and uplifting and prayers and to be able to bury him,” said Montalvo.
Along with the vigil, family members will hold a fundraiser, Saturday, at the apartment complex where Baker lived.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to collect money to pay for his burial.
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