CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - Someone shot and killed Ketie Jones as she walked home early Saturday morning in Plaza-Midwood. Her family and friends held a memorial in her honor Tuesday night. The event started at 7:30 p.m.
The victim's best friend told FOX 46 Charlotte everyone, even people who didn't know Ketie were welcome to attend.
"She really, really, was a good person and the least deserving person for something like this to happen to," Cara Jorgensen, Ketie's friend said.
Friends are heartbroken over the death of 26-year-old Ketie Jones.
"She helped me through so many things and was the person I told everything to, so it's hard," Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen said she was devastated when she learned that Ketie, her best friend, was gunned down in Plaza-Midwood early Saturday morning. Early on police said Ketie's murder was random. But, just within the last day police are now saying that's unclear.
"The community outpour has been so beautiful," Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen said a customer at Midwood Smokehouse, the restaurant where Ketie worked, made an anonymous donation to pay for cremation services to give Ketie a final resting place.
"It gives me confidence in the place I live and that this is not a scary place," Jorgensen said.
Jorgensen hopes Tuesday night's benefit concert for Ketie's family will help give them strength and healing.
"I know her mom. She wants stories, good stories. Plaza-Midwood was her family and that reassurance to her actual family that she was loved here and that she meant something, and that her being here wasn't in vain," Jorgensen said.
Tuesday night's event is supposed to be more of a public remembrance for Ketie Jones. On Saturday, there is another private memorial service for friends and family.