Vigil for Romen Phelps, Dreyfoo’s alum who was shot on campus

Cameron Jovlin paints a canvas at a vigil for Romen Phelps in West Palm Beach on Saturday.

WEST PALM BEACH — A creator who dropped everything to help with the sound production for a theatrical performance.

A son who bought strangers lunch when they seemed down on their luck.

A friend who saw himself as a phoenix who would one day rise from the ashes.

This is how family and friends describe Romen Phelps, a 33-year-old man who was shot dead by police on May 13 in the theater at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Phelps recently crashed his van on campus in what those close to him described as a mental health manic episode.

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