CALUMET CITY — The family of a 21-year-old woman killed in 2015 will honor her Saturday with a 5K walk and breakfast.

The event is scheduled on the second anniversary of Samantha Springer's shooting death Sept. 16, 2015, outside her home in the 300 block of Pulaski Road in Calumet City.

Springer's mother, Shari, said her daughter worked two jobs and was studying at South Suburban College to be an occupational therapist.

Samantha Springer, Shari Springer and another family member had gone to do laundry the night Samantha was shot.

Shari Springer, of Calumet City, said she drove separately and arrived home first. Her daughter and nephew arrived about 30 minutes later, she said.

"That's when I heard the gunshots," Shari Springer said. "And she died in my husband's arms."

Calumet City Police Chief Christopher Fletcher said Samantha Springer's homicide case remains important and his investigators won't close it until it's solved.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call police at 708-868-2500.

The 5K walk and breakfast will be at the Midlothian Park District, 14500 Kostner Ave. 

Those interested in walking should sign up starting at 9:30 a.m. The walk and breakfast are set to begin at 10 a.m. The day's events will end at 2 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the occupational therapy department at South Suburban College, Shari Springer said.

Anyone with questions about the 5K walk and breakfast can call Shari Springer at 708-785-8538.

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Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.