Classmates of a 16-year-old murder victim remembered him Monday night at a vigil at the Maritime Academy of Toledo. Tyler McIntoush was shot down in his central Toledo neighborhood.
When Tyler died, the Maritime Academy of Toledo drum corps lost one of its members. The drum line performed before the vigil.
Serenity Snipes broke down in tears, but she composed herself and kept going for her best friend Tyler. She says she??s frustrated that no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and she??s asking anyone with information to please come forward and say something.
Staff members and students from Maritime Academy had a chance to say a few words about Tyler. The school principal, Jodi Johns, says she??ll be thinking about Tyler every day. She hopes people can learn from Tyler??s tragedy.
??This really isn??t somebody else??s problem anymore,?? Johns said. ??We really need to band together for our city to make it safer for our kids.??
When Serenity took the mic, she had just two things to say: she loves Tyler, and she misses him.
Donations for Tyler??s family can be mailed to or dropped off at the Maritime Academy. Their address is 803 Water St. All donations will help the McIntoush family pay for Tyler??s funeral.