Vigil recognizes violence as police seek witnessesA prayer vigil Sunday will mark the recent violence in Superior that began in the Walgreens parking lot and ended with the death of Luke Daniel Anderson behind a Superior mobile home park.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A prayer vigil Sunday will mark the recent violence in Superior that began in the Walgreens parking lot and ended with the death of Luke Daniel Anderson behind a Superior mobile home park.
The vigil, organized by the Superior Area Ministerium, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of North 12th Street and Poplar Avenue.
“We pray for all who were victimized, for the police and their families who are impacted by community violence, and for Luke Anderson and his family,” said Rev. Patrick Ziems, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church and member of SAM. The goal of the group is to end community violence through awareness, education and prayer. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the vigil.
While the community prepares to gather, the Superior Police Department is seeking more information about the incident, which began last Friday afternoon when Anderson allegedly took a woman’s keys while brandishing a gun in the parking lot of Walgreens, 2015 Tower Ave.
He was unable to start the woman’s vehicle and fled in the car in which he arrived. The incident sparked a high speed police pursuit that ended in a gunfight near where the vigil is set to take place. Anderson, 34, died at the scene.
The police department is seeking information from witnesses to the armed robbery, carjacking attempt. Any person who was in or around Walgreens store last Friday around 4:45 p.m., who might have seen or heard anything is asked to call the Superior Police Department at (715) 395-7678.