From New Haven Register:
Shooting violence decried at New Haven vigil celebrating life of Erika Robinson
(New Haven, Connecticut) A candlelight vigil in honor of Erika Robinson Fulcher was held Sunday October 26, 2014 in front of the former Key Club Cabaret Sunday, marking the one-year anniversary of her shooting death. Celeste and Greg Fulcher, held a vigil Sunday in memory of their daughter Erika Robinson at the former Key Club Cabaret in New Haven. Robinson, 26, of West Haven, was shot and killed one year ago inside the club.
More than 100 friends, family members, community activists, law enforcement officials and political leaders gathered to pay homage to the life of the 26-year-old. Robinson, of West Haven, was shot and killed October 26, 2013 inside the club.
Today’s event represented the perfect recipe needed to confront the horrific acts of gun violence in America,” said Robinson’s cousin and family spokesman Shafiq Abdussabur. “We were fortunate to have brought together loving parents, a strong family, a dedicated federal senator, a community based police department, members of the clergy, support agencies, friends and concerned citizens.” Abdussabur is an author, racial profiling consultant and police officer.
“This is a true representation of a community network committed to finding solutions to end the tragic acts of gun violence that continue to threaten “the American Dream,” he said.
Abdussabur encouraged the black community to support elected officials such as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Gov. Dannel Malloy for their bold efforts in combating gun violence.
Robinson’s father, Gregory Fulcher, 53, said he is not stopping the fight of bringing more attention to gun violence, particularly in the black community.
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