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Community holds peace gathering for man shot, killed by Graham police officer

Attendees of the event at North Park were encouraged to bring candles, posters, and balloons to help commemorate Light’s life.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Peace Gathering was held in remembrance of Jaquyn O’Neill Light, Sunday evening.

Light was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Graham in late January.

Attendees of the event at North Park were encouraged to bring candles, posters, and balloons to help commemorate Light’s life.

The Graham Police Department said officers were serving a warrant on East Elm Street due to an anonymous tip on the night of the shooting.

The department said Police were trying to track down Light, who was a wanted suspect at the time.

While at the scene, police say they went inside to arrest Light, and that's when he ran outside.

Police are unsure as to what exactly happened when the officers involved confronted Light, but The State Bureau of Investigations is currently investigating.

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