Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the victim's age to be 19. It was previously listed as 20 as released by Duncan Police. The Banner apologizes for the error and is happy to set the record straight.
The family of a victim who lost their life this week in a shooting in Duncan has started a fundraiser in his name.
Malaki J. Stone, 19, of Duncan, died after he was shot to death while at work on Tuesday, April 27.
The family, wanting to honor Stone, and who said his death was “senseless and uncalled for” has decided to raise funds to try to “turn this into something good as much as possible.”
According to a bio in a fundraiser set for Stone — who has been described as “smart, respectful and a sweet young man” — on Facebook, Stone loved “animals, reading, drawing and playing video games.”
To support a good cause in Stone’s honor, a fundraiser will look to bolster a local nonprofit in turn. All funds will go to the Stephens County Humane Society of Oklahoma.
The family plans to host a service for Stone at 11 a.m. May 8 at Douglas Park in Duncan to celebrate his life in a positive way.
The memorial in Stone’s name can be found by visiting https://www.facebook.com/donate/143525104409419/. With a goal of $500, the fundraiser had raised $775 as of press time through donations from 18 people in one day.