Community members gather to help the family of a good Samaritan who was fatally shot while trying to prevent a driver from leaving the site of a Minneapolis car accident.
Kavanian Palmer, 21, was shot dead on November 12th and now community members including A Mother’s Love have started a Go Fund Me page to help Palmer’s family with funeral expenses.
Lisa Clemons, creator of the fundraiser, said in a post on Facebook: “This young man died a hero. The family is [in] real need for help. His mother has seizures and is currently receiving medical treatment. So you can imagine how much tribute is being taken from her and his 6 year old sister. Any help we can give as a ‘village’ would be a blessing. “
According to a message from Palmer’s family on Go Fund Me, he was always ready to help others, including strangers, “until his last breath”.
He loved his mother and sister, he liked to dance, he enjoyed being together, was passionate about making music and beats, and always making sure everyone was fine.
“Words cannot describe the Kavanian,” it says on the page. “To know him was to love him. He didn’t deserve what happened.”
The site raised more than $ 16,000 in two days.
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Robert Hall, 36, of Golden Valley, was charged with second degree murder, simple robbery, and illegal possession of a gun or ammunition.
According to the charges, on the morning of November 12th, at the intersection of Lyndale Avenue N. and W. Broadway Avenue, he was behind the wheel of a Chevy Monte Carlo that passed a red light and collided with another vehicle.
Hall tried to escape from the scene when three bystanders, including Palmer, chased after him to prevent him from leaving. Hall offered physical resistance and, according to a criminal complaint, shot Palmer in the chest during the fight.
The charges against him then state that he then ran to a nearby Cub Foods and tried to ambush a woman, only to be overpowered by her and two witnesses who work with the We Push for Peace community security group the police arrived and arrested him.