Vigil held for elderly man found dead in his Shreveport home

Vigil held for elderly man found dead in his Shreveport home
A man was found dead in a residence in the 2600 block of Waggoner Avenue at 1:44 p.m. June 24. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
A man was found dead in a residence in the 2600 block of Waggoner Avenue at 1:44 p.m. June 24. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport pastor is calling for the community to come together after his neighbor was found dead.

"Brother Miller was a very kind man, a very quiet man," said Carey McCall, pastor of New Beginnings Praise Ministries.

The man the pastor identified as Kenny Miller was found dead Sunday afternoon in his home on Waggoner Avenue.

Police have yet to formally release his identity.

Miller "... stayed to himself and he was just a very humble person," McCall said of the man who had lived next door for at least 30 years.

The neighbor said he remains in a state of shock over Miller's sudden death.

"When I heard about who it was, I was really heartbroken. That's a person who didn't bother anybody. ... It's a shocker and it blew my mind."

Investigators found Miller in his home around 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities have said that the circumstances of his death are suspicious and that his wounds lead them to think he murdered.

McCall said he'd have daily interactions with Miller as he was going to Super 1, the grocery store across the street.

"If he'd see you, he'd wave or speak. He'd go to the front of his house and back twice a day."

McCall said it's time for an end to the violence in Shreveport.

"In a time like this, there needs to be unity. Unity that we are one and that we have each other and no man can stand alone."

A vigil in Miller's honor was held Monday evening in the 2600 block of Waggoner Avenue.

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