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Candlelight vigil held for Waterloo murder victim



WATERLOO (KWWL) - The murder of a Waterloo man may be unsolved, but it's not forgotten.  One year ago, 29-year-old Taveros Galloway died of a gunshot wound to the head after someone riddled his sport utility vehicle with bullets.  Friends and family are pleading for someone to come forward.  Wednesday night, they came back to the spot where the man nicknamed "Dino" died.  About 2 dozen of Galloway's friends and family members gathered at Courtland and Lane Wednesday night.  One year ago Galloway was shot while driving his SUV through that neighborhood.  The SUV crashed into a house.  No-one's ever been charged in the murder.

"We know that somebody knows and they haven't had the heart or the decency or the love to come out and be honest and tell what they know so we can get this coward off the streets. We don't need anyone else to lose a loved one over nothing," said Galloway's aunt, Gloria Galloway.

Friends and family say "Dino" was a humble man - a father of 4 kids - who wouldn't hurt anyone.  Younger kids in the family looked up to him.

"That was our role model. That's how it affected us. In a different way as in taking care of us, showing us do right for all, not just yourself," said nephew Jacqurius Owens.

But the group is frustrated someone hasn't stepped up to say what they saw or who pulled the trigger.

"Maybe they need to think about what if that was their son? What if that was you child, father, brother? Would they want us to hold back that information? No they wouldn't want it. We don't want it, either. We want justice for Dino. We want the truth. We need the truth," said Gloria Galloway.

Police say they've exhausted all leads in their investigation.  They're asking anyone with information to call them.  Police think the crime scene may have stretched out over a couple of blocks.  They say this is the only unsolved murder in the city from the last couple of years.

Online Anchor/ReporterBob Waters

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