Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murdered Chowchilla High School Graduate

Family and Friends Hold Vigil for Murdered Chowchilla High School Graduate

Chowchilla - CHOWCHILLA, Calif. -- Friends and family trying to grapple with the loss of Chowchilla High School Graduate, 19 year old Kinsey Beebe.

"It is hard to know she is gone," said Trina Sanchez, family friend.

"It's just so unbelievable for me to process," said Gisel Ojeda, friend.

They lit candles for her, played her favorite songs, and shared their favorite memories.

She had just moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, with her mother. On February 28th, she was with 22 year old Abraham Ortiz, and her boyfriend, 20 year old Adonis Velarde.

Police said there was a heated argument about a firearm, when Beebe tried to hide their gun, Ortiz shot her three times.

Ortiz was later arrested, and her boyfriend turned himself in.

Her Grandmother, says this tragic incident says a lot about Kinsey's character.

"Kinsey was out trying to save others. That's why she said something to these two guys and hid the gun. She didn't want others getting hurt," said Cici Beebe, grandmother.

Now though, friends are remembering her for her best qualities.

"She was a very upbeat person a very spiritual person, she was always looking out for others," said Alexis Lopez.

"She had a lot of promise a lot of future ahead of her," said Sanchez.

 They said they will honor her memory, by living life to the fullest.

"I want to be a better person for her, and for everyone else," said Lopez.

There will be a memorial for her at Cornerstone Church on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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