Vigil held in Tatemville neighborhood for victim of 2016 shooting

Vigil held in Tatemville neighborhood for victim of 2016 shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A vigil was held Thursday night in the Tatemville neighborhood to remember a man who was shot and killed in 2016.

Four accused gang members are charged in the death of Dominique Powell. Powell was just 24-years-old when he was shot.

Tyriek Walker, Timothy Coleman, Jr., Artez Strain, and Arthur Newton are all facing murder charges of gang activity in what prosecutors are calling a revenge killing. Police say Powell was robbed before his death, and he shot back in self defense. They say a member of the gang ordered a hit on Powell from jail. Officials say it was carried out by three other gang members.

Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap is seeking the death penalty for all four of the accused.

Powell’s mother says these three years have felt like a lifetime, and the fact that there hasn’t been a trial yet just keeps the pain alive.

“It’s like, to try to let the pain die down a little, and another court date comes up. It’s like, I go back to the first day it happened. It’s like, the pain is never going to go away," said Angelique and Deloris Powell, Dominique’s mother and grandmother.

“No, it don’t. It don’t, because regardless, they’re still breathing. They’re still breathing and he’s not, so nope,” said Dominique’s sister, Latoyia Humphries.

WTOC has reached out to a spokesperson with the DA’s office for the latest on this case. The next court date has not been scheduled at this point.

Dominique Powell would be 27-years-old now. He left behind a daughter, a step-son, a sister, a mother, and other family and friends.

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