Man shot 16 times in Lincoln-Larimer remembered as hero

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PITTSBURGH - A man who was gunned down in Lincoln-Larimer Monday and credited with saving a stabbing victim last year was remembered Tuesday.

A candlelight vigil was held for Hosea Davis, 37, whom police said was shot 16 times on Rapidan Way. 

“They gunned my son down like a dog.  While he was laying on the ground, they put bullets in him,” said Davis’ mother, Constance Moore.

Channel 11’s Courtney Brennan spoke with the heartbroken mother.

“That was my only son.  That was my only child.  He left me with five grandkids.  What am I going to do?” said Moore.

Family and friends gathered in freezing cold temperatures to remember Davis.  Another family, more than 600 miles away, was thinking about him, too.

“We would like to express our deepest sympathy and our prayers to his family,” said Glen Meadows.

Meadows lives in Tennessee but was in Pittsburgh last March when his 16-year-old daughter was attacked and stabbed inside the East Liberty Target. 

Davis chased the teenager’s alleged attacker with a bat and saved her life.

“What he did for my daughter that day, he will always have a special place in our hearts,” said Meadows.  “Without his act of very unselfish bravery, we could have had very different circumstances.  We’re forever grateful.”

 

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