Friends pay tribute to murder victim with vigil

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Family and friends of a basketball standout who was gunned down during an attempted robbery are coming together to remember his life Wednesday.

Authorities responded to a burglary call in the 1200 block of N.E. 46th St. early Monday morning.

When they arrived, they found the body of 20-year-old Anthony Hartfield, Jr.

Officials said they believe someone broke into the house and shot Hartfield before fleeing the scene.

Police said Hartfield did not have any history of criminal behavior and was a standout player for the U.S. Grant basketball team.

He graduated in May before attending Connors State College for the fall semester.

Friends are planning a candlelight service on Wednesday at Western Hills Baptist Church starting at 8 p.m.

Organizers say they will gather on the basketball court of the church to pay tribute to Hartfield.

Western Hills Baptist Church is located at 401 S.W. 44th St. in Oklahoma City.

At this time, police do not have any suspects in the case.