Detroit – A vigil has been held for a man who authorities say was shot and killed by officers after fatally shooting a police dog in St. Clair Shores.

The gathering was held Sunday outside the Detroit home of 29-year-old Theoddeus Gray. WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reports Oliver Gant, who was speaking for Gray’s family, says they’re upset that amid the focus on the dog’s death it seems “as though this young man had no worth or no value to his life.”

St. Clair Shores police responded Nov. 4 to a report of a man with a gun outside Lakeland Manor banquet hall. Police say the man fled before shooting K-9 officer Axe .

WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) reports family members have questions about the law enforcement account. The Macomb County sheriff’s office isn’t commenting until its investigation is completed.

WDIV-TV says a memorial service will be held for Axe at 1 p.m. Monday at the Greek Assumption Church on Marter Road.

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