Funeral held for Home Depot employee killed leaving work

Funeral held for Home Depot employee killed leaving work

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Family and friends said their final goodbyes to a Home Depot employee shot and killed while walking to his vehicle after work last weekend.

A large crowd showed up today to pay their respects. WBRC was there as the family arrived in white limos. They were greeted with hugs by those who attended the funeral at Agape Missionary Baptist Church.

Hoover police say Xavier Beasley, 25, was shot and killed early Saturday morning while leaving his job at Home Depot on Highway 280.

Police say the shooter was waiting on Beasley in the parking lot and believe they had some quarrel with the 25-year-old. Beasley's family told us earlier this week that they don't know who would want to kill him.

WBRC spoke to some friends of the family outside the church. They said Beasley's death is an example of the evil in the world and their focus in on comforting the family.

"Just support them and be there in this time of sadness," said Angelica Jefferson. "For something this tragic to happen, it's so heartbreaking."

"The love for one another just has waxed cold," said Harry Turner. "To take lives, innocent lives. People should be able to go to work, feel safe and come home."

Hoover Police Captain Gregg Rector said there are still no significant leads in the case. Police are interviewing Beasley's Home Depot coworkers and others who knew him.

Hoover police urge anyone with information in the case to call and leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers 205-254-7777.

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