Visitation Held For Wilson Airman Killed In Denver

Car after car full of people continuously pulled into the Feel Free Church Ministries parking lot Friday evening in Wilson for 19-year-old Shaquille Hargrove's visitation.

The 19-year-old Air Force Airman was murdered last weekend in Denver. The search for his killer continues.

Jeff Harold's son was one of Hargrove's best friends. He says family and friends are still in shock. "Disbelief, devastating obviously. 19-years-old, had the world waiting on him, there was no reason for him to go like that."

Another friend, Aaron Ward says it all seems unbelievable. He says, "I couldn't believe it until I saw it, so, that's just really how I felt. I'm still in shock now and I think I'm about to figure out, I'm about to see him and finally know it's real."

Harold says Hargrove was just weeks away from leaving Denver for good. Harold says, The sad note is, he was scheduled to come home first of the month of August to stay here permanently and be a recruiter. So It's just unbelievable that It's happened."

As family and friends grieved, Ward remembered the qualities he most admired in Hargrove. He says,"He was friends with everybody, there was not one person, he didn't have any enemies. And he was funny, just liked making people laugh."

As the cars and people continued to funnel in, Harold took pride in how much Hargrove meant to the community. He says, "The support for him just brought people out, so yeah, It's just unbelievable the lives he's touched and the influence he's had."

Hargrove was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base where he was a 2nd Space Warning Squadron Satellite Systems Operator.

Hargrove's funeral will be Saturday at noon at the L.N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle in Wilson.


As family and friends in Wilson, NC prepare to say goodbye to a 19-year-old Airman, the search continues for his killer in Denver.

Denver Police say 19-year-old Airman 1st Class Shaquille Hargrove was killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of 15th and Market streets.

Hargrove was stationed at Buckley Air Force Base where he was as a 2nd Space Warning Squadron satellite systems operator.

He was shot during a disturbance involving a large group of people.

Denver Police have released a sketch of a suspect. Witnesses describe the shooter as a light-skinned black male with acne. He is in his 20s and is approximately 5-foot 7" tall. He weighs between 160-180 pounds.

KUSA-TV, the NBC station in Denver, reports Hargrove's body will be escorted home by his cousin, who is also an airman.

His funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Wilson.

A service of Love and Remembrance will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:00pm at L. N. Forbes Original Free Will Baptist Tabernacle, 1800 Lane St Ext, Wilson. Pastor Anthony P. Cox will officiate. Committal and burial with militay honors, will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Veterans Lot.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 5-8PM at Feel Free Church Ministries, 3543 US Hwy 301, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends at 4708 Winthrope Court, Wilson.

Another airman was also injured in the incident. He has since been released from the hospital.

The 460th SW commander of the Buckley Air Force Base has placed the area where the shooting happened off limits to 460th Space Wing members until the investigation is complete.