Homicide victim's family asking for help to bury loved one

By John Kendall

June 23, 2012 Updated Jun 23, 2012 at 11:53 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The family of Peoria's latest homicide victim is asking for your help to cover funeral costs.

On Saturday, relatives of 23 year old Robreco King held car washes at 2405 Martin Luther King Drive, and on the corner of Argo and Humbel Streets in Peoria.

Police say King was killed in an early morning shooting Monday outside Peoria's Club Apollo.

Family members way they need to raise $5,000 to cover funeral and burial costs. They say they are still in shock following King's death, and are calling on residents in Peoria to stop the violence.

"You know, it's really ridiculous the way things are down here. If we could get the kids to get the word out there, to get the kids to put down the guns because its self destruction. No one wins in a situation like this. You have one person dead, and then you have possibly some people going to jail, so nothing good ever comes out of anything like this," said Brenda Conway, King's cousin.

Family members say right now, the ceremony is set for Tuesday at noon, but add if they can't raise the money in time, they will have to push it back. Donations are being accepted for the King Family at the T.W. Parks Funeral Home in Peoria. You can also call 309-323-3604.

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