Attendees vow justice for Matthew Tucker at Temecula Duck Pond vigil

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Members of the community and local “Black Lives Matter” protesters gather at the Temecula Duck Pond to hold a candlelight vigil to honor the life of Matthew Tucker who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in 2016. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
About 75 people attended a vigil held at the Temecula Duck Pond Saturday, June 20, in honor of Matthew Tucker, an 18-year-old man who was shot and killed by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call from his house indicating that he wanted to kill himself in 2016. The vigil was organized by the leaders of Temecula Protest, a group of concerned citizens that formed in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota in late May.  In addition to residents, Tucker’s mother and brother, Jenny and Marcus, along with Jenny’s significant other, Randy Carr, came out from Arizona to attend the event.  “You want to be able to make Matthew out to be not just a number, you want them to know who he is – he was a human being,” Jenny Tucker said. “He was a good
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