Milton Thompson, left, and Monique Mines-Talley, the parents of 17-year-old Eumiyah Thompson, attend a vigil celebrating the life of their daughter who was shot and killed Dec. 18 while on her front porch of the family’s apartment in Gilpin Court as she was talking with a friend. Her friend was wounded by the gunfire. Eumiyah was a senior at Spartan Academy on West Leigh Street and was expected to graduate in June, her mother said. “That was my baby,” Ms. Mines-Talley said at the vigil held Dec. 27 in Gilpin Court. It was organized by Charles D. Willis, executive director of United Communities Against Crime. Prayers and candles were part of the somber ceremony.