Family of Khalid Jabara honors him at vigil

The family of Khalid Jabara, 30, says he was shot four times on his front porch by his neighbor, who they say has a long history of racist and verbal threats toward the family. (Photos courtesy of the Jabara family)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The family of Khalid Jabara spoke out for one of the first times to local media Sunday night about the death of their loved one.

The family’s neighbor, Stanley Vernon Majors allegedly shot and killed Jabara Friday, Aug. 12.

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“It feels like a hate crime to me and to our family,” said Victoria Jabara Williams, Khalid's sister.

Surrounded by love at a vigil Sunday night, the Jabara family continues to deal with the pain of losing their son and brother.

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“It’s been a tough couple of days, especially the last week has been really tough you know,” said Jenna Carl Jabara, Khalid's sister-in-law. “It’s been a roller coaster of emotion and we’ve been through it all but we know we have a long journey still.”

Still trying to make sense of his death, the family hopes to move forward, but not without justice.

“We just want Vernon Majors to see his trial,” said Rami Jabara, Khalid's brother. “Honestly, that’s all we’re asking for. That’s what we asked for the last two times he violated the protective order.”

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