Police are searching for suspects involved in an overnight shooting that killed a man in Givens Park Tuesday night.
Andre Lanier Davis Jr., 47, was shot and killed during a possible robbery and police believe there are multiple suspects in this case.
Austin police responded to a shots fired call at Givens Park and it was there first responders found Davis shot to death.
"We believe that a possible motive for this incident was robbery, although we believe there are additional details involved that we don't have yet,” said Lt. Jeff Greenwalt with the APD Homicide Unit.
Instead of demanding justice, family and friends of Davis are praying for those suspects, hoping they will find it in their heart to come forward.
"He was a good fella, a good fella you know and right now everybody's hurting because he was so good to everybody,” said family friend Ruben Satterwhite.
Flowers and candles surround a chair left behind for Davis and the small memorial continues to grow, as friends and family gather to pay their respects.
“The kindness and the love that he showed,” friend Yvonda Jeffries said, “you know he could give the shirt off his back."
Those closest to Davis know him as "the legendary 12 Street Big Dre."
"He was somebody that helped raise a lot of young men in this community,” friend Cluren Williams said. "Dre had been a comedian he was funny, he had so much love and like I say he was an actual blueprint to a good person."
Raised in East Austin, Davis leaves behind a son, Austin-based rapper Dre Prince.
Police say they have conducted a number of operations at Givens Park, including going door-to-door community policing in an effort to decrease open-air drug activity and loud noises and “trying to get a handle on what's going on over there and developing a plan,” according to Greenwalt.
"This means that we have to start paying attention to one another a lot more,” Williams said. “We have to communicate a lot more, we have to love a lot more and that's how we start and that's how we start fixing this, with love and not hate."
Community members prayed over Davis' memorial and for the people responsible for his death.
“Dre would not want us to have violence or rage against anybody,” Jeffries said. “Love Dre, he will be missed but we will never forget him."
Police are also asking for any witnesses who were present during the shooting to come forward.