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Residents remember killed Durham property manager

A prayer vigil was held in honor of a Durham man shot and killed on Monday.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Frederick Edgerton wanted more positive things happening at the Oakley Square Apartments, where he was the property manager.

So he reached out to Pastor Andre Davis.

“Doing bible study on Tuesday nights,” said Davis, pastor of The Impact Center. “We also did a big event where we invited the kids and their families out to jump around on the bouncy and eat hot dogs and just really be that light that shines in the community.”

Davis said he expressed disappointment when he heard that Edgerton, 52, was shot and killed Monday on the property he was working to improve.

“I looked at him as a partner in the community,” he said. “So any time you're part of a church or nonprofit organization, your partners mean a lot.”

Davis led a prayer vigil at his church Tuesday night, where many remembered Edgerton as “Mr. Fred.”

Aisha Sanders was one of them. She heard the gunshots that claimed Edgerton’s life.

“He would stay out here past time for him to get off just to make sure that everything was safe,” she said. “He would do a lot of things for the kids as far as tutoring like if your kids needed help.”

An anti-violence rally and march will be held in honor of Edgerton on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sherwood Park.

No arrests have been made in Edgerton’s killing as of Tuesday.


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