Most of these kids never met 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck, but they are friends of his youngest brother, so they grabbed buckets of soap and water to wash cars in Apache Junction earlier today.
Early Thursday morning Ronnebeck was working the overnight shift at a QuikTrip in Mesa when he was shot and killed over a pack of cigarettes.
"Well I would hope that if something was to happen close to me that somebody would take the initiative to do something like this, so I thought I needed to do something like that," said Paige Henderson, who organized the car wash.
Shortly after the shooting, police arrested 29-year-old Apolinar Altamirano, who is in the country illegally. He now faces a handful of charges, including first-degree murder. He is being held on one million dollars bail.