Yuma Shooting Victim Identified; Vigil Held

Yuma Shooting Victim Identified; Vigil Held


YUMA - Friends and family gathered outside Jimmie Dee's bar Sunday night to say goodbye to Frank Salazar, Jr. Yuma police are confirming the identification of the 28-year-old shooting victim, who died outside the local bar early Friday morning.

During the daylight hours of Sunday, people who knew Franky Salazar stepped forward to raise money for his family. As night fell, they returned to the spot where Salazar was taken from them.

Sunday's candlelight vigil began after sundown on West Second Avenue where Salazar was murdered. People who knew him and loved him came to pay their respects and to honor his memory. Salazar's father was at the vigil. He expressed frustration with law enforcement.

Yuma police say while no arrests have been made in connection to the fatal shooting, their investigation is continuing.

Earlier in the day, friends and family held a carwash to raise money for Salazar's family. The event took place at Elite Motor Sports in the 1300 block of South 3rd Avenue. Proceeds from the carwash will help the family with burial expenses and help provide for Salazar's two-month old son.

The family hopes to have services for Salazar this week.

YPD is asking anyone with information about Friday's deadly shooting to call them at 373-4700 or, if you want to remain anonymous, you can call 78-CRIME.

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