Vigil held for man, Khalid Jabara, fatally shot by neighbor in south Tulsa

Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 11:21:20-04

TULSA-- Dozens of people light a candle and said a prayer Sunday night as they remember 37-year-old Khalid Jabara.

“He was caring, he loved his family, he was the funniest guy i ever knew," said Family Friend Matthew Eber.

  Police said Jabara was fatally shot on his front porch by his neighbor, Vernon Majors, on August 12th. 

  As Majors awaits trial on first-degree murder, family members are still reeling over their last violent encounter. According to court records, he was already awaiting trial for alledly running over Jabara’s mother. Landing her in the hospital with serious injuries.
“How many red flags does it take in a case to avoid this for, for anybody really," Said Jabara's Sister In-law Jenna Carl Jabara. 
  The family said police knew Majors was violent towards their family and just 30 minutes before he was shot, They said Jabara called police saying Majors had a gun and he was scared. Now the family wants justice and hope no one else has to go through a tragedy like this. 
 “The hope in this campaign after my brothers death is to bring awareness to that light, to victims rights so they don’t have to feel like they don’t have a voice and what can we do to help protect them even more," said Jabara's Sister Victoria Williams.  

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