Friends and family gather to remember shooting victim

Friends and family of a 29-year-old David Williams, the man, shot and killed in Mesa on Wednesday, gathered for a candlelight vigil outside the Tri-City hotel.

Candles, flowers, and heartache at the Tri-City Inn where Williams was killed.

"It just hurts me to go through this pain, and he's always smiling, always happy, and his mom shouldn't go through this, and I'm just happy that they found the man who did this," said Tanya Ehrig.

It all started at room 102 at the hotel, Williams and his mother were shot with another victim.

"I hit him and said come on David, come on David, and the police came in and said let him go," said Nathan Lowery.

Friends now gather for a vigil, trying to say goodbye.

Williams' girlfriend, Veronica Ehrig recalled the hectic moments after the shooting.

"The 911 dispatcher lady couldn't find or locate me, I didn't have the address here at the time, everything was going so fast," said Veronica Ehrig

Veronica is now just missing the man she loved so much.

"He made me laugh, learn to do the right thing in life, have a good life," she said.

"David he lived to skateboard, and he always had a smile on his face, he loved my sister and is a very good person," said Tanya.

The loves ones FOX 10 spoke to say they do not know the suspect; they are planning to hold a car wash Friday.

The car wash is being held starting at 9 a.m. at the following location:

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752 E Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85204