INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Police continue to search for a gunman who shot and killed a man Thursday morning inside a Broad Ripple bar.
Investigators say a person of interest has turned herself in. They believe she can provide information about the shooter.
On Monday, family, friends and those who knew Al Hayes, 37, came to Rainbow Bridge in Broad Ripple to remember his life.
A votive candle was placed and lit in each opening along the bridge.
"Al has been my biggest supporter. He was one of my closest allies," said Ron Miner, a DJ at The Casba.
Hayes was known as "The King." He was a father, a son, a brother, a friend and so much more. Well-known in the community, he worked security for several bars in the area. His family called him a protector and a provider.
"It has been so hard for us because all we know is family," said Tinishelle Mills, Hayes' sister. Mills and her other two sisters were overcome with grief as they addressed the crowd.
Hayes was shot and killed Thursday morning inside Connor's Pub. He was working security that night. Police say he was defending women who were getting pushed around by a man. That man who killed him has not been caught.
"My prayer has been for God to continue to make us strong so now that our mediator is gone we are able to mediate things ourselves," said Mills.
Hours before the vigil, IMPD, business and community leaders met to discuss solutions to crime. Some business owners say they want more police presence after 3 a.m., when bars and clubs begin closing. Others say they use handheld metal detectors as a deterrent or hire off-duty officers.
The groups say they just want to ensure what happened to Hayes doesn't happen to anyone else.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.