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Friends, family hold vigil for victim of road rage incident

Friends, family hold vigil for victim of road rage incident

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Sep 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For several hours Sunday night, loved ones gathered to honor Kristofer Stafford, a man they said had gotten his life together. He was close to his family, loved his girlfriend and was working steadily. But now his senseless death has left many asking why.  

His girlfriend of a year and a half, Lindsey Galindo, said his loss, "Will never be over; he'll always be with us. I have a guardian angel now."

Galindo tried to fight back tears as she spoke about the death of 23-year-old Stafford, a man she said was more than just a boyfriend, he was her best friend.  

"Everybody always told me I made an impact on his life, but he made more of an impact on my life than anyone will ever understand," said Galindo.  

She joined his father Matthew and close friends who all remained strong at an emotional candlelight vigil.  

Matthew Stafford said what he will miss most is his son's laugh, "He was a joyous kid. He was so fun to be around."

They gathered in tribute on Lone Mountain, where Stafford died early Saturday morning.  

Witnesses told police there was a road rage incident. A suspect in one vehicle fired multiple shots at Kristofer and then drove away.

Police said Stafford died on scene, but they have few leads. Witnesses said the other car was a black car with possible rear tail light damage.   

Matthew said his son didn't deserve this. But now all they have is their cherished memories and the hope whoever did this will be caught.  

Galindo said, "I hope they get the life they deserve. They don’t know the life they took away.  I just hope he gets justice."