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Bikers To Gather In Memory Of Man Shot, Killed In Front Of Mother’s Home

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) – More than 100 motorcyclists will gather Wednesday night in memory of a man shot to death as he sat on the front porch of his mother’s house in the Gramercy Park area of South Los Angeles.

Darrin Kirk, 45, was the father of a 2-year-old girl and an avid motorcyclist. He was shot on June 19 in the 8800 block of South Halldale Boulevard and died on July 7 at California Hospital Medical Center.

The vigil begins at 7 p.m. Kirk’s family, friends and fellow motorcyclists want the Los Angeles Police Department to step up the search for his killer, according to the event’s organizers.

Family members have given police video taken from two cameras at the house where Kirk was shot, according to the organizers, which includes Kirk’s sister, LaTanya Kirk. The video shows a suspect approaching the home from behind a pickup truck and firing several rounds at Kirk.

A statement from the family says Kirk’s family has been frustrated because police investigators will not return her calls even though they told her to call them for updates.

A funeral service for Kirk is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Living Room of the Faithful Central Bible Church, 400 W. Florence Ave. in Inglewood. A viewing is planned for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Harrison Ross Mortuary at 4601 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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