Public vigil held for Joshua Feast fatally shot by La Marque officer

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Public vigil held for La Marque man fatally shot by officer
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TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- A prayer vigil to honor the life of a 22-year-old man who was killed by a La Marque police officer will be held Sunday evening.

A vigil for Joshua Feast will be held at the New Life Church on Palmer Highway at 6 p.m.

His family asked that visitors wear a face mask and bring a candle.

Feast was shot to death Dec. 9. across the street from his uncle's house, where he was staying.

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Feast had been outside talking to the mother of his child, his uncle said. Moments later, a police officer driving down the street made a sudden U-turn, pulled up, and yelled Feast's name. Feast ran. His uncle said the officer shot Feast in the back.

Investigators said he was a person of interest and possibly connected to recent shootings in town.

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