Indianapolis murder rate surpasses 100; families of victims remembered

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By Eric Levy

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 25, 2014) -- Families of Indianapolis murder victims gathered Thursday to remember their fallen loved ones through prayer and candlelight.

Dozens gathered at St. Andrew The Apostle Catholic Church on East 38th Street as part of National Day of Remembrance of murder victims.

Nicole MaGee attended the ceremony to remember her son, who was murdered in June 2013.

"That was my first love, my first love, my only boy. My first child, my first born," said MaGee.

Andre MaGee, 24, was shot while out having a good time with friends at a west side strip club. As his mother put it, he was being "the peacemaker" when one of his friends got into an argument with others.

"Being a peacemaker left with me with no peace because I don't have anyone detained or convicted or doing any time for killing my son," she said.

Indianapolis has surpassed 100 murders this year.

All of the families who were at the church Thursday night lost someone to murder. Names of people murdered in Indy over the last year were read, and candles were lit. It's an event for people like Nicole MaGee to remember her son killed 15 months ago.

"Twenty-four years old, gone too soon, for no reason," MaGee said.

She is hoping if you know any more about what happened to her son, you'll call the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department or Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).