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Eufaula community leaders urge people to remain calm after fatal shooting

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EUFAULA, Ala. -

Eufaula community leaders are asking people to remain calm after the death of a man in a police involved-shooting last week. 

Nearly a week after the shooting of Cameron Massey, there's still few details about his death. The only information police are releasing, is that an officer was involved in the shooting. Massey's family wants more.

 "I want answers," says Jacqueline Massey, the mother of Cameron. "I don't know what he felt like; what he looked like. Did he say, ‘momma can you help me?'"

The Alabama Bureau of Investigations has launched a probe into the shooting. The county's District Attorney assured the public when the case reaches his desk, he would be fair in his decision making.

"If any police officer is found to have committed a crime, I promise you that police officer will be prosecuted," says Ben Reeves, the county's District Attorney.

More than 300 people filled a Eufuala church and heard from state representatives, preachers, and the family of the man who was killed. They all say they're marching for justice and taking a stand against violence. A march is planned for Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. Central. The family and community are calling for justice, but urged people to keep the march peaceful.

"Cameron was a sweet young man. He would give you his heart, but we cannot let his life be in vain by resorting to violence," says Massey.

Local state representative Berry Forte led the community meeting. Local community leaders and pastors also spoke. They all joined the family's plea to keep the march non-violent.

 "We all need to remain cool, calm and remember that we this march is about stopping the violence," says Kenneth Glascow, a pastor and community leader.

Eufaula city schools have been canceled Monday because of the march.

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