Samuel Harris vigil on Saturday | Particulars

ATLANTA — A vigil takes place on Saturday to honor and name for justice for a person shot and killed whereas strolling his canine on Monday night time in Atlanta, in keeping with household.

It occurred on Feb. 5 after 8 p.m. Atlanta Police Division officers had been known as to a capturing on Mitchell St. SW, the place they discovered 44-year-old Samuel Harris, also referred to as “J.R.,” lifeless, and his canine Tequilla stolen.

Household and mates are planning to assemble round 5:30 p.m. for a vigil at Charles Harper Memorial Park on Feb. 10, which is slightly below half a mile away from the place the capturing came about. 

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Lea Harris spoke with 11Alive’s Cody Alcorn on Saturday forward of the vigil; she stated the 2 had been married for 15 years. 

“To be trustworthy with you, I do not even assume I am on the telephone with you proper now. I am in a dream proper now,” Lea Harris stated in an interview. “I am actually simply ready to get up.”

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Describing her husband, Lea Harris emphasised his dedication to household and work. 

“He labored. He was a household man,” she stated, including later, “J.R. was a relaxed spirit,” 

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Samuel Harris, 44, initially from California, had lived in Georgia for 30 years, his spouse stated. He labored as an HVAC technician and beforehand taught newbie gymnastics classes in Cincinnati. The couple, who didn’t have kids, lately welcomed two canine, Tequila and Hennessy, into their dwelling.

Atlanta police launched two pictures of individuals of curiosity within the case, looking for the general public’s help in figuring out them. Lea Harris stated on Saturday that Tequilla nonetheless hadn’t been positioned. 

“I can not see somebody being so inhumane that you’d simply take somebody’s life for a canine,” she stated. “So I am looking for a distinct motive as a result of I do know you simply did not take my husband’s life for a canine.”

A web based fundraiser has been arrange by Samuel Harris’ household to hunt justice for his dying. The funds will go in direction of providing a reward for info resulting in the arrest of these accountable.

Anybody with info is urged to contact the Atlanta Police Division’s Murder Unit at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477) to submit nameless ideas.

Photographs of Samuel Harris ‘Jr,’ from household


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