Community holds vigil for teen killed in Accomack

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – Family and friends came together to remember a teenager shot and killed on the Eastern Shore. Investigators discovered 13-year-old Breonya Collins had been shot at home near Keller Pond Road Friday. He died at the hospital.

Dozens of people met at the scene of the shooting for a vigil Thursday. They wore red, his favorite color, and placed flowers in a letter ‘B,’ formed by candles.

The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office said Collins got into an argument at his home on Keller Pond Road with a family friend, Nicholas Martinez White.

Daevon Stines called the victim a friend who could make anyone smile.

“I just couldn’t believe it. I thought it was fake. I thought it was a dream, somebody needs to wake me up…It just hurts you to know that he’s gone and you’re never going to see him again,” Stines said.

Collins was a 7th grader at Nandua Middle School in Olney, where crisis teams supported students this week.

“He was a very loving child, very well-mannered, quiet, but happy. He was very happy,” cousin Angel Collins said.

White was charged with second degree murder and a gun charge. The sheriff’s office said investigators know what the argument was about, but won’t release that information.

“You can’t make sense of what happened. You can’t. It’s nothing that a child can do to an adult that would make something like that happen to end his life,” said cousin Tiara Davis.

White is expected back in court in December and is in the Accomack County jail with no bond.

Community holds vigil for teen killed in Accomack

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