Family and friends of Long Beach musician Toko Tasi will be holding a candlelight vigil tonight in his memory at the site where he was gunned down late Saturday night.
The 45-year-old reggae and hip-hop artist, born Asofaatasi Malaki in Hawaii but raised in Long Beach, was killed on West Willow Street near Eucalyptus Avenue just outside a bar at about 11:40 p.m.
Authorities believe there was a dispute between Tasi and the assailant before the shooting. The gunman fled on foot after shooting Tasi and remains at large.
Tonight Toko Tasi’s Family will be holding a candlelight vigil in his memory at the site of the shooting. August 12,…
Tasi was known to play all over town and collaborated with bands like Sublime and Slightly Stoopid.
“He was a good human,” said his friend Tito Rodriguez.
Benefit shows are also being organized for a later date to support his family.
The vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at 464 W. Willow St.
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