Dozens gather to remember Dontez O'Neal

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A vigil was held on Thursday night for a teen gunned down one year ago.

Dontez O'Neal was murdered on November 21, 2012. O'Neal was was shot and killed during an undercover drug sting in Avondale.

Cincinnati Police say the 19-year-old shot at Officer Orlando Smith. Smith returned fire, killing O'Neal.

O'Neal's mother spoke out Thursday afternoon, as dozens gathered in Spring Grove Cemetery to remember her son.

"Words can't even explain how I feel right now, for a mother to bury her child," says Santernitia O'Neal.

The vigil was held at 4:30 p.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery as friends and family gathered near O'Neal's resting place.

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