WILMINGTON -- Resentment towards local police turned to sorrow for the loss of a friend, a son, a classmate.
Friends of Peyton Strickland held a candlelight vigil in his honor Monday night, at the home where he was killed.
Strickland's family and friends say they want to celebrate his life, but can't get past the shocking news of his death.
Back on Long Leaf Acres Drive, friends and family have gathered to celebrate the life of 18-year-old Peyton Strickland.
Although the house is now empty, his presence there is felt by many.