Tariq Shabazz holds a candle during a prayer in front of Pierce Ford Tower on Friday, September 13, 2013 to honor his son, Larry Thomas. “I can’t even say that these arrests bring comfort,” said Tariq Shabazz about suspects being taken into custody, “now these parents will have to go without a son as well.” Thomas was shot September 2, and died from his wounds a day later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.