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Cab driver's brother year after Strip shooting: 'It still hurts'

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Michael Boldon died as a result of a fiery crash on Feb. 21, 2013. (Source: Family of Michael Boldon) Michael Boldon died as a result of a fiery crash on Feb. 21, 2013. (Source: Family of Michael Boldon)
Tehran Boldon discusses his brother, cab driver Michael Boldon, ahead of the anniversary of his death on the Las Vegas Strip. (FOX5) Tehran Boldon discusses his brother, cab driver Michael Boldon, ahead of the anniversary of his death on the Las Vegas Strip. (FOX5)
Family members gather at a candlelight vigil on Las Vegas Boulevard in honor of Michael Boldon on Thursday, Feb. 20. (Les Krifaton/FOX5) Family members gather at a candlelight vigil on Las Vegas Boulevard in honor of Michael Boldon on Thursday, Feb. 20. (Les Krifaton/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Friday marks the first anniversary of a shooting and ensuing car wreck on the Las Vegas Strip that claimed the lives of three people.

Cab driver Michael Boldon was among those killed. Police maintain Ammar Harris fired a gun into a Maserati, which then crashed into Boldon's cab, killing him and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund.

Boldon's cab burst into flames.

FOX5 on Thursday spoke with Boldon's family as they were preparing to take part in a vigil in his honor on the Las Vegas Strip.

"He's missed a Super Bowl blowout. He missed the Grand Prix in Long Beach we would have attended. He missed his birthday in March. He missed my mother's birthday," said Tehran Boldon, Michael Boldon's brother.

"He can't come in when I'm sitting here, kiss my mom, and we don't get to fuss over her. I can't borrow money from him I didn't need," Tehran Boldon continued.

Also killed that night was Kenny Cherry Jr., who was behind the wheel of the Maserati.

Tehran Boldon has attended every court appearance Harris has made.

"I'll never forgive Ammar Harris. Never. I will never forgive him," he said. "I can't do it, and I hope I'm there when he takes his last breath."

As he waits for Harris' trial, Tehran Boldon said he's focused on his brother's legacy, working to prevent gun violence and starting the Mike the Cabbie Foundation to stop at-risk youth from obtaining firearms.

"We [would have liked to] grow old together and have stories together, for him to be there when it's time to bury my mom. I'm going to have to be there without him," Tehran Boldon said.

A small group of people gathered at the candlelight vigil in Michael Boldon's memory Thursday night.

The experience was difficult for Michael Boldon's fiance, Beth Hultgren.

"It still hurts every day. I miss him every single day. I cry every day," she said.

Michael Boldon's ex-wife, Sheila Richardson, attended as well. She said she helps the family cope, but regularly breaks down in tears as well.

"It's difficult, very difficult for all of our family," she said.

The vigil was set up behind scaffolding on Las Vegas Boulevard at Flamingo Road. Tehran Boldon used the opportunity to talk about gun control.

"It doesn't matter what part of America you are from, guns are prevalent in our society and in our culture, and that culture needs to change," he said.

For now, flowers attached to scaffolding are the only reminder of the tragic events that took place on the Las Vegas Strip a year ago.

Last year, Harris was found guilty of rape and robbery stemming from a case in 2010. He will need to be sentenced for those charges before court proceedings for the shooting and crash can begin.

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