Woman Rushed To Hospital, Collapses at Murder Vigil

November 3, 2010 Updated Nov 3, 2010 at 11:28 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

November 3, 2010 Updated Nov 3, 2010 at 11:28 PM EDT

The vigil came to a halt after one woman collapsed on the ground unable to breathe. She was apparently taken over by the heartache of 18-year-old Alfred Lucas' death.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital.

As the vigil continued, loved ones lit candles and put the finishing touches on a make-shift memorial for the slain teenager.

"It's a wonderful feeling you know to see that all his friends came out, you know from the college, then my family," said Timothy Gerrald, Lucas' uncle.

Lucas' aunt even wrote a poem in memory of her young nephew that read in part," "Like Jesus, you committed no sins. Like Jesus, you were crucified."

Police say 20-year-old Willie Cook stabbed Lucas to death near the corner of Elmwood and Chippewa early Halloween morning. Cook plead not guilty to the murder.

Lucas' cousin Hadijah was out on Chippewa when he was killed.

"Just hanging out with your friends trying to have fun, this is the type of stuff that happens," said Hadijah McCall, the victim's cousin.

Lucas' friends apparently got into an argument with someone else. Hadijah says Lucas was an innocent bystander.

"People he was with had got into a big argument. He sat there and I guess since he was with them they just looked at him as another target," said McCall.

The teen worked at Price-Rite grocery story and was a freshman at NCCC majoring in business management.

His funeral will be held Saturday, November 6th at Macedonia Baptist Church, 237 East North Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 at 11am. A public viewing will be held from 9am to 10am at the church.