Two years after a Cleveland Clinic technician was fatally shot on Cleveland’s East side, the victim’s family and friends are still holding vigils, seeking answers for his death.
No one has been arrested in the 2014 shooting death of Stephen Halton, Jr.
“I’m angry,” said Shareese Halton, Stephen Halton, Jr.’s wife. “We listen to the media every day where cases are being solved, and here we are two years later with no answers at all. It’s frustrating.”
Shareese joined more than 100 loved ones at Bethlehem Temple of Praise Church on Archwood Avenue Sunday night to remember and honor Stephen Halton, Jr. through scripture and song. Family and friends filled the sanctuary pews. Many of them wore coordinated shirts with Halton’s face on the front.
“He would have loved this energy that’s in the building tonight,” said Sheila Halton, Halton’s mother. “He would have loved the fact that all of these people cared about him.”
The 30-year-old father of two was gunned down on his way to work. It happened while he waited for a bus near Lakeshore Boulevard and Grovewood Avenue on Jan. 11, 2014.
“That day we got that phone call, we got a death sentence,” added Halton. “We lost everything that day. Everything we knew as a whole was gone.”
Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest in Halton’s case.
“Grief is something you just never get over,” said Stephen Halton, Sr. “You just get through it. And by the grace of God, we can get through this.”
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