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Family holds 'Stop the Violence' rally for slain Texarkana man

The family of Xavier Rollins held a "Stop the Violence" rally Saturday his memory. He was killed in June. The family of Xavier Rollins held a "Stop the Violence" rally Saturday his memory. He was killed in June.
Hundreds of people came out to Saturday's rally. Hundreds of people came out to Saturday's rally.
Xavier Rollins would have turned 26 Sunday. Xavier Rollins would have turned 26 Sunday.
Xavier Rollins' family held a vigil to honor him June 23 after his June 17 murder. Xavier Rollins' family held a vigil to honor him June 23 after his June 17 murder.
Police say Xavier Rollins' body was found on the sidewalk of the River Crossing Apartments on College Drive in Texarkana. Police say Xavier Rollins' body was found on the sidewalk of the River Crossing Apartments on College Drive in Texarkana.
TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) -

A Texarkana man killed June 17 would have turned 26 years old on Sunday, and his family is hoping his death was not in vain.

The family of Xavier Rollins says they will do what they can to keep his memory alive and also to help find the one responsible for this death. They held a "Stop the Violence" rally for Rollins Saturday.

More than 200 people marched the streets of Texarkana Saturday morning, and their message was simple: Put down the guns and stop the violence.

"The senseless violence that is taking place in Texarkana and around the area, we are speaking out against it," said Charlette Rollins, march organizer.

Police say Xavier Rollins was in his apartment, when he got into an altercation With someone that resulted in him getting shot. His body was found on the sidewalk outside of his apartment complex, River Crossing Apartments on College Drive.

"...Not only for my nephew, everyone, anyone that have loss someone in violence. No matter what creed or color you are, we want you to be supportive...," said Leon Rollins, Xavier Rollins' uncle.

The Rollins family said they hope the event will remind youth to make better decisions in life. They said Saturday's march is just the beginning of their "Stop the Violence" campaign. They are also hoping to offer a reward for information that leads to an arrest of the person responsible.

Anyone with information about the murder of Xavier Rollins is urged to call Texarkana, Texas police or Crime Stoppers at (903) 793-STOP.

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