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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - People in the Thomasville neighborhood where a 15-year old boy was shot and killed say they're fed up with the violence.
Christopher Crumbry was walking home last week when he was robbed, shot and killed.
Tuesday, his neighbors are coming together to form a Stop the Violence committee.
A week ago, 15-year old Christopher Crumbry was shot and killed as he walked home.
Teresa Adams recalls that moment, "I was on the porch that night and I heard the three shots. It upset me real bad because he didn't bother nobody and he didn't hang in a gang or anything like that. I felt like they took an innocent child's life."
Two days later, police arrested 21-year old Dezmond Lovejoy and 17-year olds Jalen Rauls and Xavier Jones and charged them with armed robbery and murder.
Authorities say without the community's involvement, they may not have caught the three suspects, including Jones, who lives just a few blocks from the crime scene.
"I feel that a person shouldn't be afraid to report something if they see something going on wrong," says Adams. "If you suspect anything, don't be afraid to call the police and let them know."
That's why people in Chris's neighborhood are forming a Stop the Violence campaign.
"As a community, we are bonding together to show that we are against violent crimes in Thomas County," says Gwen Mack, the campaign's leader. "I'm hoping that the community effort to put education out there and give the youth something else to target towards and maybe this won't happen again."
Organizers hope to take the campaign beyond regular neighborhood watch programs by speaking at meetings, hanging ribbons, and wearing special T-shirts to build awareness.
"I'm pleading with the community, city leaders, city officials, ministers, to come together so we can form a stop the violence campaign," Mack pleads. "I don't just want neighbors to watch out. I want them to form together and actually do something."
She says if each one would reach one, they could stop the violence for good.
The Stop the Violence committee will kick off with a candlelight vigil for Christopher Crumbry Tuesday night at 8:30 in the 800 block of Fletcher street.