Dion Thomas shooting: Vigil to mark 2 years since victim's death
WCPO Digital Staff , Amy Wadas
11:33 PM, Jun 25, 2013
7:52 AM, Jun 26, 2013
CINCINNATI - Wednesday marks two years since the shooting death of 18-year-old Dion Thomas in Over-the-Rhine.
The victim's father, Weldon Thomas, plans to hold a vigil as a way to remember his son and pray that the person who killed him is found.
"I live downtown and I pass this park every day. It's very difficult for me," he said. "With my son being gone, it's like 'Fifty First Dates.' I have to remind myself every morning that he's gone."
Thomas was fatally shot in the chest at a park bench at the Grant Playground off Back Street on June 26, 2011. The case still remains unsolved.
"I'm just waiting on that phone call that says we got him," said Weldon.
Weldon continues to do what he can to try to find answers in his son's death until a suspect is caught. He's placed posters in the park where his son was killed, offering a $3,000 reward leading to an arrest.
Weldon says he's also keeping in touch with detectives.
"The more support you have in life, it boosts you up and gives you a better feeling. it gives you more faith," he said.