Vigil held for laundromat worker killed in shooting

- Hundreds turned out Saturday night at a prayer vigil for a man murdered outside a DeKalb County laundromat.

Police say Carlos Lemon was gunned down when he stepped outside the Spin Cycle Coin Laundry on Memorial Drive early Friday morning.

"So let's bring justice from the incident that happened here so you can take it in your community out there," Rudy Lemon an uncle of the victim told the large crowd.

They gathered in front of SpinCycle Coin Laundry to demand and pray for justice in the murder of 25 year old Carlos Lemon.

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"He was a good guy he went to church he did everything right you know. I don't know why it happened like it did but it did," said Estella Jones, the grandmother of Lemon.

Family and friends, hundreds of them, came to the place where early Friday morning Lemon was shot to death. They are asking why did this happen?

"As I say it could be your loved one so as community someone knows what happened," said Deborah Dyer, the aunt of Lemon.

DeKalb Police say Lemon had stepped outside of his job as a night clerk - security at the laundromat when a disturbance from a couple of men caught his attention.

Police say something led to gunfire which took the life of Lemon.

"So the best thing they can do is turn themselves in or let the law get you. One way or the other it's going to happen," said Roderick Jones, the grandfather of Lemon.

Loved ones told us the 25-year-old leaves behind a couple of young children, a grieving girlfriend an extended family and many friends who together In the end they released balloons to remember Carlos Lemon.

DeKalb Police say they do have surveillance video but are not yet releasing it to the public.

The owner of Spin Cycle Coin Laundry told Fox 5 News Carlos Lemon was a 'reliable hard working employee' who had been on the job about four months.

Anyone with information on the murder of Carlos Lemon is asked to contact the DeKalb County Police Department.

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