Friends, Family Remember Teen Shot and Killed

- LITTLE ROCK, AR - Candles light up a Little Rock park as friends and family come together to remember a 15-year-old girl killed when police say a man shot into a car full of teenagers.

Adrian Broadway, 15, died Saturday morning after one of those shots pierced through the car she was in hitting her.

It was the life she lived and the pain of not having her around however, that friends and family focused on the next night.

Those there say it didn't take long to get the word out about a candlelight vigil in a Little Rock park as Adrian seemed to be a friend of everyone.

A crowd of family, friends, and those that cheered with 15-year-old Adrian Broadway at McClellan Magnet High School gathered Sunday (2/16) night in Little Rock in honor and to remember the girl they say was full of life.

"She always smiling, she always laughing," friend, Princess Pearson said. "We were always just playing around being goofy, acting funny all the time."

They remembered the fun times they had but also the plans they hoped to make.

"Laughing at old times," said Laguyia Bland. "It's, it's going to be pretty hard to do that now."

It's a harsh reality to face for everyone there like one of Adrian's close friends Laguyia.

She explained, "I got the news from my mom who said that Adrian had got a gun wound to the head and I just dropped the phone immediately and started crying."

Adrian died Saturday morning after Little Rock Police say she was shot in the head while in a car full of teens, driving away from house and a man police say they pranked, vandalizing his car.

"They was trying to be teenagers," Bland said. "As you know teenagers make mistakes and this was one of those mistakes."

Willie Noble, 48, faces one count of first degree murder for Adrian's death.

But Sunday night was mainly reserved for remembrance and support of family like Adrian's mother.

"She is just still in disbelief," family friend, Matosha Sherrer shared. "It's unimaginable. It's -- no words, no words."

And it was also to honor the impact the 15-year-old girl left on everyone.

Pearson added, "She was close to everybody."

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