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The vigil for a Cleveland man shot in front of his 13-year-old nephew after he tried to break up a fight on an east-side playground will be held Thursday, family says.

Police say Aramis Roey was fatally shot before 7:20 p.m last Thursday at Gawron Park, located at East 136th and Harvard.

Roey was found lying on the ground unresponsive.

EMS pronounced Roey dead on the scene.

Investigators discovered that Roey was playing with his nephews at the park, when he saw an argument between a child and an older man, they suspect between 18 and 20 years old.

Roey reportedly went over to intervene in the argument. The person apparently tried to engage in a fight. When Roey tried to walk away and collect his “property” from the playground, police say the man pulled out a handgun and shot Aramis twice before walking over and shooting him a third time.

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