STOCKTON - While Stockton police continue to investigate last week's deadly bank robbery shootout, the community is coming together to pay its respects to the victim.
41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh was killed during the violent ordeal. Over the weekend, memorial services for Holt-Singh were held throughout Stockton, uniting the city torn by tragedy.
"It's been a tremendous outpouring from everybody in the community. Stockton, Lodi, it's just been tremendous," said Bobby Spencer, pastor at Bear Creek Community Church in Lodi where funeral services for Holt-Singh will be held.
Holt-Singh and two bank employees were taken hostage during the violent ordeal on Wednesday. The victims were forced into an SUV at gunpoint by three men who then led police on a high-speed chase that culminated with three deaths.
Holt-Singh lost her life after she was used as a human shield by the lone-surviving gunman, Jaime Ramos, according to police. The two other suspects were shot and killed during the gunbattle with police.
With heartbreak, now comes unity and a call to end violence. The victim's family has been moved by the outpouring of support from both strangers and friends.
"They're mourning and dealing with it as a family. They're just taking it each one day at a time. They're just relying on their faith and moving forward, as best they can," said Spencer.
Funeral services for Holt-Singh will take place at Bear Creek Community Church a week from Monday. They will be open to the public.