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Why my Red Shoes?
By Kimberlee Buck, Contributing Writer
Published June 11, 2015

The Tavin Price Family Update

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On Monday, June 8, the family of 19 year old Tavin Price held their first rally on Crenshaw and Florence in order to raise community awareness about the teen’s death.

Price was a 19 year old African American teen was shot on Florence Ave near Crenshaw area for refusing to take off his red shoes, resulting in the teen being shot  in front of his mother four times in both the back and chest.

 Members of the family had this to say about coping with the death of their loved one:

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“One breath at a time, it has been very difficult,” said Price’s cousin Chy Taylor. “We don’t know how to do, we are just doing.”

Family along with members of the community handed out flyers and informed people on the streets of Crenshaw about the incident.

Minister Tony Muhammad also joined the rally.

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 “We appreciate Minister Tony coming out with the brothers,” said Price’s aunt Cashimier Smith.

On Thursday, June 4 the day of the murder, police took a 27 year old female into custody. The police department is still looking for the man responsible for the shooting.

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“I would like to believe they [the officers] are doing the best they can,” said Taylor. “I want the officers to capture the person who did this before he does it to someone else.”

 Video footage of the horrendous broad day light murder has not been released to the public or certain members of the family.

Today June 11, the family is holding it’s second rally of the month called “Why my Red Shoes?”

The family and community members will meet at 4:00 P.M. front of 6320 South Crenshaw and stop on Crenshaw and Florence.

The family is asking everyone who intends to participate to wear all red to the event and stresses all are welcome.

“If they [people] have red, they can wear it. We aren’t discriminating, just come out and support us,” said Smith.

Members of the community are also welcome to join the family as they celebrate the life of Tavin Price at his funeral on Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 A.M at Angeles Funeral Home.

For more exclusive Tavin Price updates follow us on Facebook at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Twitter and Instagram @thelasentinel. 

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