- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer during a robbery investigation says her son was family oriented and had a magnetic personality before his death.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://is.gd/pLb5Z1 ) that dozens of people gathered Sunday to hold a vigil for Quanice Hayes, who was fatally shot by a Portland police officer Thursday.

At the vigil, Hayes’ mother, Venus Hayes, asked the public to remain from speculating about the circumstances around her son’s death. She has asked that anyone with information about the shooting called the American Civil Liberties Union.

Police say Hayes allegedly used a replica gun to rob a man sitting in a car near Portland Value Inn of his state food benefits card before fleeing from police.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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