Vigil for victim in fatal east-side stabbing - Tucson News Now

Vigil for victim in fatal east-side stabbing

Friends and family of Erick Bridges, an east-side convenience store clerk who was murdered, held a vigil Friday night to remember him. Friends and family of Erick Bridges, an east-side convenience store clerk who was murdered, held a vigil Friday night to remember him.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A cold blooded killing has left an East-side community searching for answers. Friends and family of Erick Bridges held a candlelight vigil a week after he was stabbed to death while working at AM/PM.

Erick's friends and family say they still can't believe he's gone. They held a candlelight vigil at Morris K Udall Regional Park, near Tanque Verde and Sabino Canyon.

During a time of heartbreak, they sang songs and lit candles remembering the convenience store clerk who touched so many lives.

About a hundred people came out Saturday night to honor him. Among them were his friends, family and some of his former customers who say Erick will never know how much he meant to them.

They wrote messages to Erick and his grandmother read the prayer tattooed to his arm.

Erick's fiance Christina Brown says he proposed to her on this same baseball field 6 months ago. She fought back tears as she told Tucson News Now she's having a difficult time coping with the loss.

"I lost pretty much all meaning to life. I find that I'm more depressed. I can't eat as much. I'm more irritable. I'm just not happy as a person," said Brown.

The search is still on for Erick's killer. Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88 crime. According to Brown, there is a $27,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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