By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The family of James Alexander tells Eyewitness News they plan to hold a candlelight vigil for him Friday at 8 p.m. Alexander was killed by police during a shootout Wednesday on Somerville Avenue in Logan.

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held Friday For James Alexander Who Was Killed In Police Shootout In Logan Following Traffic Stop

Credit: Family of James Alexander

According to police, Alexander was one of four people in a Kia that was pulled over.

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Police say two men and a woman who were in the car told investigators Alexander said he had a gun and “could not go back to jail.”

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Authorities say Alexander shot an officer before being killed.

The officer was treated and released.

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The vigil is being held on the 1500 block of Somerville Avenue. Those attending are asked to bring a candle and red and white balloons.