- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners gathered at a vigil to remember a young man shot dead while recording music at a Delaware community center.

Family, friends and community members formed a tight circle Wednesday at the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle. They passed around candles with shaky hands and cried as they remembered 30-year-old Jamar Kilgoe of Wilmington and how unexpectedly his life ended.

Kilgoe was killed in the community center’s basement on Monday. No arrests have been made and the motive remains unclear.

“I’ll miss him for a long, long time,” said his father, Michael Fletcher, according to The News Journal, (https://delonline.us/1DECYTt ). “No one should have to go through this.”

Pastor Derrick Johnson, who serves at the Kilgoe family’s church in Wilmington, said everyone who knew the young father of two boys has one question: “Why?”

Kilgoe, who left behind a 5-year-old and 7-year-old son, was a well-known local rapper who went by the stage name Young Kolb. He served as an engineer at the community center, and worked with local artists and children to produce and record music, according to his father.

“He’s the heartache of the city right now,” said Kilgoe’s aunt, Aria Washington. “I hope the city is paying attention.”

County Executive Tom Gordon said Tuesday that police are “putting a full court press” on the investigation.

Officer First Class Tracey Duffy, a spokeswoman for New Castle County Police, said “investigators are actively searching for any leads that would assist them in identifying the perpetrator.”

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com


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