Vigil held for man killed in shooting that spilled onto I-43 Sunday

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police have arrested two people in connection with a shooting near 7th and Keefe Sunday that killed 22-year-old Donavan Bond and injured another 22-year-old man.

Police say the two men were in a car when they were shot by a third man. The car then rolled down a hill onto I-43, closing down the freeway near Locust for hours on Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, Bond's family and friends held a vigil to remember him near the Keefe Avenue on-ramp. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department closed the on-ramp down for a little while Tuesday to allow the vigil to take place.

Bond's mother said she is so uplifted to hear countless others describe her son's character.  "I know that the Donavan that he was at home is the Donavan that he was away from home, and that just gives me so much peace. I just can't tell you how much that means to me to know that my son carried what I instilled in him wherever he went," Donna Coats said. Coats said she has peace, but not closure. She said closure will come when the judicial system runs its course.

Coats said she's confident that her son was not the intended target in the shooting. "He was not a target. He just happened to be int he wrong place at the wrong time when this happened," Coats said.

Bond's friend, Deandre Lewis, said being at the scene Tuesday was tough. "It's hard being here because it's the last place he was. It's his resting spot, basically," Lewis said.

Bond's father said the vigil was a beautiful thing. "I'm not used to a lot of people, but I think it's a beautiful thing to see a lot of people come out and support Donavan," Timothy Bond said.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has yet to file charges, but say it could happen soon.