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Murray residents meet to discuss community safety hours after shooting victim laid to rest

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Apr 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-03 23:31:11-04

MURRAY, Utah -- Funeral services were held Friday for David Marsh, the man shot and killed by an unknown suspect who robbed a Murray convenience store last month.

Friday night, concerned neighbors and friends gathered in Murray to talk about how to turn a tragedy into an opportunity to make a safer community. It was a small group who gathered at Riverview Junior High School, just down the road from Lee Mart--where David Marsh was shot.

Residents said they’re frustrated by his death and the fact no one has been arrested for the crime.

“I love Murray,” Nicole Trane said. “It seemed safer when I was a kid. And it’s a little bit heartbreaking to see this stuff happen.”

Those who attended said they came to share ideas about making their community safer. Some said they'd like more information from the police, not just on the investigation into Marsh's death, but also about smaller crimes in the area.

“It’s like, wow, I need to know what’s going on around here,” said resident Mark Ulrick.

The attendees said they hope by talking to neighbors the group will grow in number.

“Each month, this is gonna happen,” said Brent Trane, the Murray resident who organized the meeting.

Brent Trane said they invited Murray police to attend the event, but they were not present Friday night.

“I can only do what I can do, and try to make this meeting happen, if they chose not to come, there's nothing I can do,” he said.

Murray police spoke with FOX 13 News earlier Friday, and they said they are actively working the investigation into Marsh’s death but weren’t in a position to give an on-camera interview Friday. The officer who spoke with FOX 13 said they were not aware of the community meeting. Brent Trane said when he called police he was referred to the community relations department and did not get a call back from them.