Vigil held, funeral arrangements made for murdered Waterloo man
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Funeral arrangements have been made for 22-year old Shantorio "Shaun" Evans.
Evans was shot and killed in a drive by shooting in Waterloo early Sunday morning.
A wake will be held at Payne Memorial AME Church on Thursday, December 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held at Payne Memorial AME Church on Friday, December 7th at 11:00 AM.
Tuesday night, about 50 friends and family members gathered at Payne Memorial AME Church for a vigil to remember Evans' life.
Ramell Robinson said his friend was also known as "Bounce," and that he was a hard worker at Labor Ready in Waterloo.
"He's a true friend," said Robinson.
Robinson said Evans was loyal.
"You don't run into people like that no more," he added.
James Evans said his younger brother had turned his life around.
"Nobody's perfect," he said of his brother who spent time in jail for his involvement in a shooting four years ago, according to online court records.
"He appreciated life and everything that he received," said Evans. "Everyone who was a part of his life knew he was a good guy. His character is just one of a kind."
Evans said he hopes a valuable lesson can be learned.
"Violence is not the answer...whatever you're going through, there's always an alternative," he said.
No one has been arrested for Evans' murder.
Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 855-300-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and be eligible for the cash reward.
Additionally, those wishing to donate to the Evans family to help cover funeral expenses can make a check out to Angela Burt and mail it to Payne AME Memorial Church at 1044 Mobile Street in Waterloo.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:41:17 GMT
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