On Saturday, Jan. 13, a fundraiser was held for the five children of Leticia Vela, a 25-year-old who was shot and killed on New Year's Day.
West Michigan Recruiting are holding the fundraiser at their offices on 28th Street from 1-7 p.m. According to the event information, Vela was a friend of an employee at the recruiting company.
They raised money by selling bowls of chili.
Vela's boyfriend, Ladale Tracy Williams-Nelson, has been charged with open murder for killing the 25-year-old.
Williams-Nelson told police that the gun accidentally discharged, shooting Vela in the face. He left the scene on foot. Police tracked Williams-Nelson and arrested him a mile away from the scene.
There is a GoFundMe set up for the children. It was originally put together to raise money for Vela's funeral.
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