Remembering the life of Kionte Spencer

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Monday will mark two years since Kionte Spencer was shot and killed by two Roanoke County police officers.

"The 26th of February is the actual date, approximately at 7:15 in the evening, the Roanoke County Police shot and killed Kionte Spencer, we will never forget that date," said Brenda Hale.

Brenda Hale, President of the NAACP Roanoke Chapter has always shared her thoughts on the death and investigation of 18-year-old Kionte Spencer. Police say he was carrying a BB gun and ignoring commands while walking along Route 419.

To recognize Spencer's life, Hale is holding a memorial service. This year Hale say's Spencer's mother will be there to talk with people.

"This mother has lost her child. There are so many other black mothers that have lost their child to police cruelty," Hale said.

Hale says the event is open to everyone in the community.

"This is an invite calling for people to be careful, calling to let them know we love everybody in the community we don't' want anything bad to happen to them."

The program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Post Office parking lot near the corner of Route 419 and Brambleton Ave.