Dozens of Aceves family members came together Sunday night to honor him. Many of them came from Oregon and California. Action News spoke with a number of them, who called him a successful and friendly young man.
He had just moved to Pasco three months ago and was visiting with his step-brother and family. They all had drinks at Applebees and came back to the West Pasco neighborhood to continue drinking. People who were there said he was drunk and stepped outside to have a cigarette and may have been confused, leading him to knock on the wrong house.
"He was supposed to be spending the night at our house. And I just keep feeling like if he was knocking on the door, he thought we were playing a joke on him, not letting him back in the house. He was the nicest, sweetest person," said Aceves' stepsister in-law, Anna Marie Bush.
Aceves' family stood in silence in front of the home where he was shot and killed. They plan to continue doing so all week long. The family hopes the investigation will show the shooting was unjustified.