Family of Murder Victim Speaks

By: Ashley Harding

Dwayne Greer's family says losing him has been difficult, but the community support has been a tremendous comfort.

Since hearing the news that would change their lives forever, Dwayne Greer's family started making plans to give him the burial they say he would've wanted.  They soon found that was easier said than done, but with the community's help they're getting closer to reaching their goal.

“When we went down to the cemetery, it was like, they needed this money right now just to bury him. We didn't have it. The community is helping a lot,” said Brenda Johnson, Greer's mother.

The family says they've gotten financial support from all over and they're getting close to being able to pay for the funeral.  Dwayne Greer was shot at a house party on South 53rd street Sunday morning.

He later died at the hospital.

Police have since arrested Jermaine Jackman and Davaughn Johnson for murder, and Deanthony love for aiding and abetting a felony.

“I can't comprehend why someone would be so cruel and so mean to do something like that to him,” said Greer's grandmother, Delores Campbell.

For those who knew him and loved him most, the pain of losing him is agonizing, but his memory will live on.  

A memorial fund for Dwayne Greer has been set up at Liberty First Credit Union in Lincoln. The money will go towards covering what is left of the funeral costs.  His wake will be held tomorrow.