It’s been two months since Kayla Fannon was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend on Valentine’s Day during a domestic dispute. On Sunday, friends and family are asking the community to end the violence.
Photos of Fannon were placed on the steps of the Peoria Police Department as the words “no justice, no peace” rang out in her memory.
Fannon, a mother of four, was shot to death and was a victim of domestic abuse. Fannon reached out to the police about her fear of her ex-boyfriend prior to her death.
Fannon’s best friend Brittany Hearton said the vigil is not just for Fannon but for anyone who has lost a loved one to crime and for them to unite and work to curb the violence.
“The system is really failing a lot of us out here and I feel like we all need to come together and let them know that we’re not playing anymore. It has to stop. My friend lost her life and I almost lost my life,” Hearton said.
Hearton said they will continue to gather on the 14th of every month in Fannon’s honor until they believe justice is served.