"He helped me with landscaping. he was a good guy," said Kennedy Heights resident Charles Davie.
Davie says it's crimes like these that hurt the community, "It's really sad, that's why we rallied together."
Cincinnati Police say they are continuing to work hard to combat violence in the neighborhood by keeping a heavy police presence in the area. A move some residents say makes them feel safer and brings back the community to what it once was.
"Kennedy heights, Silverton, all around here, there's good people here, retired, and they want their neighborhood to stay peaceful, and we need the presence of police officers," said Davie.
Cincinnati police held a town meeting Tuesday evening in Kennedy Heights and let residents know they will continue surveillance of the neighborhood to prevent violence. They also say it's important for residents to report if they see any crime happening.
The next town meeting in Kennedy Heights is scheduled for August 20.