SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A candlelight vigil was held Sunday in the South Sacramento neighborhood where Ahmad Hempstead, a father of eight, was killed on Friday night.
Family of Hempstead was brought to their knees in grief over the violent death of a son, brother, and father.READ MORE: Tail Of Hope: Rehab Center Assists Dog That Was Paralyzed By BB Gun In Sacramento Backyard
The 48-year-old father of eight was killed on La Pera Court where family said he had been renovating a home for weeks. His work truck still sits on the street.
In addition to honoring Hempstead with a candlelight vigil, family also posted signs seeking help in a search for a suspect – and offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.READ MORE: Walkout 2021: Teachers, Students Walkout Of School In Protest Of Vaccine Mandates
More from CBS Sacramento:
- Gov. Newsom Issues Month-Long Curfew, Starting Saturday, For Counties In ‘Purple’ COVID-19 Alert Tier
- Mother, Stepfather Arrested In Homicide Of 4-Year-Old Child In Tracy
- Deputies Engage In Standoff With Barricaded Suspect In Sacramento
Sacramento police said they arrived at the scene on Friday night after someone called 9-1-1, and officers found Hempstead on the ground and beaten. He was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Lake Tahoe's Terminal Status A Result Of Extended Drought
Besides his eight children, Hempstead also leaves behind a grandson. The family asks that anyone with information about his death call the Sacramento Police Department.