ATLANTA, Ga. - Hundreds gathered in Midtown Thursday evening to remember Trinh Huynh who was shot and killed in Midtown on Monday.
“Every time I talk to her, which was multiple times a week, the word love came up many, many times,” said Huynh’s sister, Dao Huynh. “Whether it was loving her friends, her family, the work that she is doing, the students that she coached, living in the community, being here she just exuded loved.”
There were laughs and tears as family, friends, and co-workers told stories about 40-year-old Huynh.
Huynh’s sisters and mother, who was in Vietnam when she learned of the horrifying news, listened as loved ones spoke about a woman they described as witty, passionate, enthusiastic, who never met a stranger.
“What I want people to remember about Trinh is the huge heart that she had,” said Brain Davis, who was a friend.
Huynh was a tireless volunteer, who worked with several organizations across the city, lending her services as an attorney to those who needed her, offering her assistance to refugee relief in Georgia and coaching mock trials with high school students.
Her family said she was so humble, they didn't know about all the good she was doing for her community until listening to others speak at the vigil.
“Now I look back and I was like, wow, she was just so unselfish, she just gives,” said Huynh’s sister Chi Kindland.
Loved ones said Huynh left this world with no regrets and they are blessed to have known her.
“While Trinh is amazing, we have a little Trinh in all of us, we can channel that and I hope be inspired by the life that she lived, by the witness that she left behind,” said Dao Huynh.
Investigators arrested Raylon Browning, 39, of Roswell. Atlanta Police said Browning was stopped by Cobb County Police late Monday evening for running a traffic light. Investigators said he was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant out of Fulton County for an aggravated assault which happened on 1180 West Peachtree Street on April 2.
Atlanta investigators said Cobb County authorities noticed that Browning match the man in a video released by police late Monday night. Investigators said he was even wearing the same shorts and tennis shoes.
Browning is accused by police of shooting and killing 40-year-old Trinh Huynh while she was walking to work in the 900 block of Peachtree Street NE around 7:40 a.m. Monday.
Police believe Browning had been working on a building near the two incidents.
Browning was transferred to the Fulton County Jail.
The motive for the shooting remains unclear.