Buffalo Police are now investigating the death of David Dickens-Anderson as a homicide. His body was found on the east side on Sunday.
Now three days later, his family has learned how he died.

“This is how we want to remember him,” said Pastor James Giles with the Buffalo Peacemakers.
A shining light and full of love…
“We’re going to stand and represent what he stood for and that was love,” said Pastor Giles.
“He’d always say I love you mama,” said Lisa Wilson, David Dickens-Anderson’s mom.
If you ask anyone about 33-year-old David Dickens-Anderson, or ‘Day-Day’ as everyone called him, he was a light in so many people’s lives.
Now he’ll be remembered in Sperry Park as loved ones surrounded this tree with love, candles, stuffed animals and pictures of Dickens-Anderson and his children.
“Day Day was a father, was a loving man, a caring man. Would give you the shirt off his back that was also a great friend to me who I believed in,” said Brenton White, a friend.
Community members prayed with family and friends Wednesday, just days after Anderson’s body was found near Willert Park Court.
Buffalo Police are investigating his death as a homicide. Officers say he was shot.
He had been missing since September 29th.
“We got closure but it hasn’t come full circle,” said Wilson.
Family and friends say they want to celebrate his life and hope to get justice.
“This is the light that he represented. We want it to be reflected in this community at all times by everybody,” said Pastor Giles.
His mother, Lisa Wilson, says seeing so many people brings her comfort during this tough time.
“It means a lot because I know my son was loved,” said Wilson.

Dickens-Anderson leaves behind three children.
The family hopes anyone with information about his death will come forward and call Buffalo Police.