CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Natanael Jose Rodriguez, 22, was shot and killed January 2, making him Charlotte's first homicide victim of 2017.
Seven months later, on his birthday, friends and family held a candlelight vigil for Rodriguez.
They remember him as kind, generous, friendly, and well loved.
The vigil concluded with a balloon release.
They met in the parking lot of Value Village shopping center on E Independence Blvd, then walked to the apartment complex where the victim was murdered.