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Mother of murder victim Ahmir Lee speaks out at Copley Square vigil

Patricia Lee, the mother of Ahmir Lee, wept as she told of her son’s death at a vigil Friday night. She urged anyone with information about the crime to go to the police.
Patricia Lee, the mother of Ahmir Lee, wept as she told of her son’s death at a vigil Friday night. She urged anyone with information about the crime to go to the police.Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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More than 30 people gathered in Copley Square Friday night at a vigil to seek answers and honor a 22-year-old South End man who was shot and killed last month on Boylston Street.

Boston police found Ahmir Lee lying in front of Trinity Church just before 11:10 p.m. on Aug. 22 with gunshot wounds to the chest.

The man’s mother, Patricia Lee, sobbed Friday as she described to those at the vigil the nearly four weeks of silence since her son was killed. The ceremonies were held on Boylston Street, where Ahmir was killed.

The morning after the shooting, Mayor Thomas M. Menino referred to the Back Bay slaying as a drug-related incident.

But Patricia Lee disagreed.

“He was not some drug dealer,” she said of her son, who was the father of two daughters. “He was a human being

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