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Murder victim's fence construction finished by community

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore police, politicians, friends, and strangers met at Kendal Fenwick's Park Heights home Sunday to finish a project the murdered father started.

"All he was trying to do was protect his kids. Protect what was his. He wanted a safe environment for his children," Tamara Purnell said. "It's sad that it took a tragedy, but in all tragedies there is victory. So this begins the healing process."

Kendal Fenick was murdered Monday near his Park Heights home. His family says he was building a fence to keep drug dealers off his property.

"This is what my son wanted. Sorry it had to get this way for him to get it," Kevin Fenwick, Kendal's father, said. "There's not enough words in my heart to say how thankful I am to have a son like that."

No arrests have been made in Fenwick's murder, but Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the investigation is "active and progressing" and he is "confident" detectives are on the right track.

"Kendall Fenwick was doing everything society expects him to do. He's raising a family by himself, he's looking after his community, he's standing up against people who would harm his community," David said. "There's a story behind each and every one of our victims. There's an unfinished life behind each and every one of Baltimore's homicide victims."

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