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Friends and family host fundraiser this weekend for Jose Lopez's family

Three weeks after 24 year old Jose Lopez was shot and killed in his Grand Forks apartment during a burglary, friends and family are hoping to rally community support with a fundraiser this weekend. 

Family friends are hosting a baked potato and tupperware benefit Sunday in Park River.

Proceeds will go to Lopez's family to help with medical and funeral costs.

Jose Lopez was murdered in his Grand Forks apartment June 24th during a burglary.

Lopez died protecting his fiancee and daughter.

Family friends have posted fliers at several businesses in Grafton.

They say after hearing about the tragedy, they felt compelled to help the family, and they're still looking for volunteers.

Margaret Borgeson, organizing fundraiser for Murder Victim's Family said, "if anyone is willing to help out to just give me a call. We're looking for setup, take down, and if anybody wants to bring bars that's always welcome."

The Benefit will be Sunday July 20th from 11 to 2 at the Park River American Legion.

There is also a memorial fund set up at Koda Bank in minto.

Baked Potato/Tupperware Benefit for Joe Lopez's FamilySunday July 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Park River American Legion 108 5th Street EastPark River, NDFor information, call Margaret Borgeson at 701-284-7469/701-330-3729.