HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Some of Ronald Rolle’s friends and relatives gathered Thursday night to honor the 22-year-old shooting victim with a balloon release and a candle-lighting ceremony in Hallandale Beach.
His mother, Lantasha Taylor, described him as “a big cuddly teddy bear" and said that his past doesn’t define him.
“They came out for my baby,” Taylor said about the dozens who gathered during the tribute.
She had a request for the public: “Whoever knows anything, just say what you know.”
Hallandale Beach police detectives are still working leads in the case, but as of early Friday morning, they had not made any arrests.
Witnesses in the area Monday said they heard several gunshots and saw Rolle’s body in the middle of Northwest Sixth Avenue near a black BMW that had been riddled with bullets.
The grieving mother is asking anyone with information to call Hallandale Beach police at 954-457-7400 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.