Family holds vigil on anniversary of son’s murder

A vigil held for Lequince Tomlin (KXAN Photo)
A vigil held for Lequince Tomlin (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin family is mourning the loss of a man killed in a home invasion one year ago.

Police say two men broke into LeQuince Tomlin’s apartment on November 24, 2014. He died one day later.

Wednesday night, family members held a vigil for the man who is also called “Kool-Aid.”

“I miss my son. Our family, our friends miss our son. He was just a good person,” says Carmen Jackson.

She says, “He’s just the type of person he would take his hat off his head, his shirt off his back to give to someone that needs a shirt or hat. He was just a sweet person. He didn’t deserve to be shot.”

“I’d like to commend everyone who was around to support us through this. I commend APD because they actually did their thing and caught the culprits who did this,” said Robert Jackson II.

The two men accused in Tomlin’s killing — Terry Stowers and Allen Townsend — have court hearings scheduled for next month.

According to an arrest affidavit, two men ‘bum rushed’ their way into a unit at the Walnut Creek Apartments on Springdale Road and asked for Tomlin, who had been sleeping on a living room couch. The two other people in the apartment were ordered to get on the floor as one of the suspects took money from Tomlin at gunpoint. As the two men were leaving the apartment, one of them shot Tomlin, the affidavit said.

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