Dozens came together in Niles Saturday night during a vigil for a man shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday.

Those closest to 35-year-old Matthew Burroughs came to the Royal Mall Apartments to remember him.

Tara Elkins, his pregnant girlfriend, sang through pain and sorrow on the doorstep of what used to be Burroughs' apartment, with the parking area just feet away from where the father of her unborn child was shot and killed.

"I had to touch his door because it was just something for me. It's like feeling him. I know he was there so I know we were there," Elkins said.

As candles were lit and many hugs were given, those close with Burroughs spoke about the person he was.  

Apostle Sam Simons knew Burroughs from church and their last conversation was on New Year's Eve.

"He was asking me for some wisdom as far as, you know building relationships, what he should do with his life and how to turn his life around and he was really doing a good job with that. Unfortunately, that was the last time I got to see him," Simons said.

As many tears were shed, Simons and others close to Burroughs emphasized the importance of coming together during a time like this and asking everyone to remember that life is a gift.

"It's not just about the shooting; it's about lives and all lives matter and they made it known and we stand together and we want to see justice."

The officer-involved shooting happened Wednesday while police were looking for Burroughs after he allegedly struck a court bailiff with the door of his car while driving away from the Niles Municipal Court.

Police eventually shot and killed him in the apartment complex's parking lot.

The shooting is still under investigation.