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Family prays for killer at vigil for 11-year-old hit-and-run victim

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) - A young hit and run victim is remembered as his killer is still on the run. A very emotional vigil was held for 11-year-old Maurice Richards.

East St. Louis police say an 11-year-old boy killed in a hit-and-run was ignored by some motorists who drove around him as he lay hurt in the street.

Detective Jason Hicks tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that another motorist stopped to block the street and help Maurice A. Richards after the Wednesday night incident. The boy later died at a St. Louis hospital.

St. Louis Police are still asking for people to speak up with information about the hit and run driver. Maurice Richards' family prayed for him and for his killer to come forward.

The family is asking for your help in donations to lay Maurice Richards to rest. They have set up a GoFundMe page in his name.