Bossier City, LA — The early morning memorial was planned entirely by the Junior ROTC at Bossier High School; a group that La'keia Ni'Cole Rawls has been a part of when she went to school there.
Rawls was the first homicide of 2012 in Shreveport, dying after being shot in the head in what police believe was a domestic violence attack. A man that Rawls had been in a relationship with was indicted on charges of 2nd degree murder relating to her death.
Rawls would have been 27 today, and her family was touched by the memorial and that so many people came out to remember Rawls.
A 5K memorial run/walk in honor of Rawls will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 15, at the Arthur Ray Teague Parkway Boat Launch. Registration is on race day, between 8:30-9 a.m. Cost is $5 to participate. Proceeds will be donated to the Louisiana Battered Women’s Association.