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WATERLOO - A year after Taveros "Dino" Galloway was gunned down while driving down the street, friends and family gathered at the spot where his vehicle came to rest.

Praying in the flickering candlelight, community leaders and those who knew him said Wednesday they were seeking justice in the unsolved slaying.

"We need the culprit, the coward, the inhumane person who did this. We need him off the streets," said Gloria Galloway, an aunt of the victim.

Relatives also appealed to the community to end the bloodshed.

"I don't want another mother going through what I'm going through," said Lillie Smith, Taveros Galloway's mother. "People need to stop the violence, take a stand."

Galloway, a 29-year-old father of four, was driving in the 500 block of Courtland Street at about 11:15 p.m. Feb. 10, 2009, when someone opened fire. A single bullet struck his head, and his vehicle rolled for two blocks before coming to a stop on a sidewalk.

No arrests have been made, and police admit the investigation is at a standstill.

"We believe there are people who have information and haven't come forward yet, and if they would come forward we would appreciate it," said Capt. Tim Pillack with the Waterloo Police Department.

Read more of this story in Thursday's Courier.

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