Vigil for Marine Killed by Palm Springs Police
It was an emotional candlelight vigil in Palm Springs Thursday night, for the marine shot and killed by Palm Springs Police on Saturday. Video by kmir6.comvideo
PALM SPRINGS-- It was an emotional candlelight vigil in Palm Springs Thursday night, for the marine shot and killed by Palm Springs Police on Saturday.
Ballons, candles, and pictures were used to honor, support and remember Corporal Allan DeVillena, II. Dozens of family members, military and friends gathered at the parking garage on South Indian Canyon Drive, Where DeVillena was killed. Through cries and tears, relatives remembered their loved one.
The 22-year old was shot and killed during a confrontation with officers in downtown Palm Springs early Saturday morning. Officials say DeVillena used his car as a weapon against two officers, who feared for their safety. Both officers have been placed on administrated leave during the investigation. An independent investigation by the Riverside County District Attorney's Office is underway
"We were on our way to his college. He was so happy. We were talking about good times. It's just not fair," says DeVillena's 16-year-old Brother Aaron Olgiun.
DeVillena was based at Camp Pendleton but stationed at Twentynine Palms, and survived one tour in Afghanistan.