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Celebrating a life taken too soon
Brockport, N.Y. Virginia Wade wept as dozens of motorcycles rode into the Brockport American Legion in honor of her son, Eugene Terrye Wade.
We wanted everybody to come together, said Tiffani Montgomery, who organized the benefit for Terryes family. We wanted everyone to be here for him and his family.
Terrye was shot and killed sitting in a car on Michigan Street in Rochester on June 29.
No one has been arrested for the crime.
It's very difficult for us, it's very difficult for us, but I believe in due time the crime will be solved, said Virginia Wade.
This comes a day after the Rochester Police Department released its mid-year crime statistics.
According to police, homicides are down slightly and 69 percent have been closed with an arrest.
I believe that in my heart, and we just have to be patient and wait on the authorities to do their job," Wade said. "I have faith in God that the individual or individuals will be caught."
Wade said her son was on the right track.
Terrye was a Xerox employee and he had just bought his first rental property in the city and looked forward to buying more.
He was just a very humble young man wanting to make a life and a future for himself, said Wade.
He was close to, very close to my family and such a, you know, nice guy, said Raquel Williams who rode in with the local motorcycle club, Unity Links. It hurts to know that there are actually people out there in life that will take somebody's life.
And Terryes life was one that touched so many.
Everyone he came in contact with he left a lasting impression, said Wade.
Saturdays benefit raised money for Terryes family to help with funeral expenses.