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.
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Authorities say Alexander shot an officer before being killed.
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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.