Vigil held in Baldwin for 19-year-old stabbing victim Tyler Lewis
Family and friends held a vigil Sunday for Tyler Lewis, the 19-year-old college student from Baldwin who was fatally stabbed in Buffalo nearly a month ago.
Police have still not made an arrest though they have identified a person of interest.
The parish of Lewis and Friends and family remembered the young man who was stabbed to death on the University at Buffalo campus last month.
They called for police to ramp up their investigation, saying they're frustrated that an arrest has not been made while a person of interest has been identified.
"It just hurts so bad that he's not here," said Roquishia Lewis, Tyler's mother.
Tyler was a sophomore at SUNY Buffalo State studying business administration.
His mother says he was a quiet, respectful kid who only wanted to help others.
University at Buffalo police says Tyler was stabbed on Oct. 14 during an altercation with several people who most likely knew each other.
Police identified a person of interest, possibly responsible for the stabbing, who received cuts to the face, had a mustard shirt and drove off in a dark sedan.
He's described as a white male, between 19 and 22 years old, with light brown hair and a medium build.
UB police Chief Chris Bartolomei says no arrests have been made yet but added, "I am confident that we will eventually be able to tell the family exactly what happened and who was involved."
Family members, however, say they are still looking for more.
For now, Lewis says she wants closure and has a message for her son's killer.
"These people, this person that has no soul. It's not fair. Turn yourself in. My child did not deserve this," Lewis said.
Family members say they have reached out to Sen. Charles Schumer's office and Gov. Kathy Hochul for help to possibly to get other police agencies involved so justice can be served.