POLK CO., FL (WMC) - Family and friends are remembering a Florida teen killed after he was struck by an ex-Mid-South police officer, who investigators say was driving under the influence.
Jaheim Robertson, 13, died after officials say 48-year-old John Camfield, who worked at several agencies in north Mississippi, struck a group of kids and kept going.
Dozens turned out to honor the fallen teen who lost his life simply walking home from the bus stop.
"To go to school with your classmates and the next thing you know, they're just taken away, just run over like that," family friend Brenda McNeal said.
"Very disturbing. Everyone was crying and teachers were understandably upset and so were the students," friend Analiese McNeal said.
"I remember him as a good classmate, and he was a good person," friend Hassan Volcy said. "He's in a better place now."
Camfield faces at least eight charges in the case, and his bond was set at $600,000.