WINGATE, N.C. -- After 55-year-old Prentis Robinson was shot to death by 65-year-old Douglas Cleveland Colson Monday, a friend calls for change in the community.

The violent shooting was streamed live on Facebook Monday. The suspect turned himself in on Tuesday and had his first court appearance Wednesday.

Now less than a week later, Robinson's friends and family members gathered to remember the slain 55-year-old through a cookout and vigil at Creft Park.

The event was shared over 250 times on Facebook, Dee Allen tells NBC Charlotte. Allen spearheaded the efforts and was a friend of Robinson.

Allen wants the next generation to know, “stuff like this isn’t normal and if you do nothing about it, they just think it’s just like what they see on tv and it’s not acceptable.”