Anigha Williams, 19, McKailynn Rogers, 19, Shyteanna Thomas, 21 and April Warren share an emotional moment as more than 200 people gather for a vigil in honor of 21-year-old Kanasha Shanae Thomas, who was shot and killed on June 4, 2017 after a night out with friends. Kansha's former high school principal Mrs. Fields said she had never seen such a large turn out at a vigil for one of her students. Kanasha was a beloved character at her high school and "like Robinhood" was known for stealing cosmetics from drug stores to help girls who couldn't afford to have their make up done for prom, Mrs. Fields fondly recalled. "She had such a big heart," Shyteanna Thomas, her sister said. "She lit up every room she entered."
”People always used to ask us 'are y'all twins?'" Shyteanna said. "Whenever you seen her, you seen me." After taking a semester off to mourn the loss of her sister, Shyteanna plans to go back to college and finish her degree in 2018. Once she graduates she will apply for full custody of Kanasha's son and raise him as her own, she said.