Candlelight vigil held for slain Greensboro man

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GREENSBORO, N.C. —Family and friends held a candle light vigil to remember Joshua Matthew Gilmore, a Greensboro teenager who was fatally shot on Monday.

The vigil was held at Spring Valley Park at 8:30pm on Thursday. Family, friends and Gilmore's classmates from Smith High School attended.

Friends of the family created a fund for the family to help with paying for funeral arrangements.

On Tuesday, Marisol Ciera Morris, 21, of 506 Savannah St. in Greensboro, who is alleged to have fatally shot Gilmore, was arrested around 3:25 p.m. at a McDonald’s restaurant in Altavista, nearly 100 miles from where the shooting occurred.

Police said Morris knew Gilmore through family connections, but have not released a motive.

Gilmore’s family members said Morris used to be friends with Gilmore’s sister and came to the family’s house early Monday morning looking for a fight.

Joshua Gilmore’s family said they were shocked to hear the news.

Police said Morris is charged with first degree murder and is being held at the Campbell County Adult Detention Center without bond pending an extradition proceeding.

Morris will be returned to Greensboro on August 9th and placed in the custody of the NC Department of Corrections.