Family remembers Spartanburg murder victim six months later


Family members and friends of a Spartanburg man shot and killed six months ago came together to celebrate his life with a vigil at New Life Deliverance Church Sunday evening.

23-year-old Markeith Tracy was shot on Carlisle Street in the early morning on October 6th.  He was shot twice, once in the leg and the other to the upper body. Police found him unresponsive, and he died shortly after at Spartanburg Regional.

His mother, Donna Tracy, said the last time she saw her son, “He left at 10:30. He said mom I’ll see you later. I love you.”

She said he was visiting a girl at 215 Carlisle Street, but it was only a few hours later that she received the call that would change her life.

“My heart just dropped,” Tracy said. “It bottomed out. It’s definitely something you don’t ever want to get a call from about your child.”

His family thinks Markeith was targeted that night. And six months later, they’re still looking for answers.

“It’s just hard because they took my son’s life, and they’re out enjoying their life,” Tracy said.

They’re hoping the vigil will shed new light on the case.

“To let people know that no one has been arrested, and if you have the smallest information it could be the key that we need,” Tracy said.

To end the vigil, family and friends released white balloons into the sky.

Police said they don’t have any new updates on the case. But they are offering a $2000 reward for anyone who has information that can lead to an arrest in this case. They’re asking people to call the Spartanburg Police Department or Crime Stoppers at  1-888-CRIME-SC.

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