24-year-old Abdoulie Jallow is being remembered for his infectious smile and personality, and his love for others. He was shot and killed over the weekend in downtown Baltimore.
Known by many as Doobie, he was from Montgomery County and graduated from Sherwood High School in 2012.
"From day one you’ve been there man. You were my brother and a second conscious for me. Always lifting spirits and pointing people in the right direction. Any time I started to screw up you were right in my ear getting me to do what’s right. You had no problem being goofy or silly making people laugh," his close friend Ryan Miller wrote. "You were strong in all aspects of life. Had so much love for others. A true gift to the world my guy."
A GoFundMe has been started to raise money for his family to help with funeral expenses. The funeral has been set for Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Dar-Al Taqwa Mosque in Ellicott City. A viewing will be available from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. prior to the service. There will be a prayer gathering at the Iswa mosque following the burial at 2701 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring.
Because Abdoulie was a Muslim, friends are spreading the word about a few customs to follow if you plan to attend the service. They are listed on the GoFundMe page.
A candlelight vigil is planned for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sherwood High School's upper practice field.
Police have not arrested his killer and the only additional information released is that the shooting stemmed from a dispute. It happened in the unit block of S. Calvert St. just after 2 a.m. early Sunday.
Friends who were with him say there was no dispute. It was a random act of violence and Doobie was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.