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VIGIL HELD FOR SLAIN PLEASANTVILLE TEEN

About 50 family members and friends of 19 year-old Alexis Yamil Perez held a vigil outside his home on Monday night. Perez was shot and killed by three Pleasantville police officers last week, after allegedly making threats with a knife and a rock. The group included neighborhood activists who claim the victim did not pose an immediate threat and want the officers held accountable for his death. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the case and has not released any information to the public.

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