Christina Grimmie’s brother speaks out at emotional New Jersey candlelight vigil

Brother Marcus Grimmie. Fans cry by a picture of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie during a candlelight vigil at the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex in Evesham Township, Monday, June 13, 2016.Tim Hawk | For NJ.com

Christina Grimmie‘s older brother Marcus Grimmie, who tackled 27-year-old gunman Kevin James Loibl after he opened fire, delivered a heartbreaking testimony about how much she meant to his family and the community. He believes she won’t just be remembered for her songs, but for the kind heart she showed to everyone she met.

According to NJ.com, witnesses say the 22-year-old former front-runner for The Voice unexpectedly welcomed the killer with open arms, thinking he was just another fan.

“She had no idea,”Marcus said, surrounded by friends, family members, clergy and town officials. “She treated everyone the same. She loved this town, this state. She loved the Lord and she loved me. She was my baby sister.”

Fans cry by a picture of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie during a candlelight vigil at the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex in Evesham Township, Monday, June 13, 2016.Tim Hawk | For NJ.com

A candlelight vigil was held at the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex in Evesham Township on Monday to honor slain singer Christina. Hundreds gathered to show their support and pay their respect to the artist who was shot to death in Orlando on Friday.

Marcus is regarded as a hero for fearlessly going after his sister’s killer, but the only thing on his mind at the time was protecting her no matter what.

Fans cry by a picture of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie during a candlelight vigil at the Marlton Memorial Sports Complex in Evesham Township, Monday, June 13, 2016.Tim Hawk | For NJ.com

During an autograph meet and greet signing at The Plaza Live, Kevin fatally shot the admired singer.

Christina’s death has impacted people around the world. Many fans and celebrities alike have opened up about her passing and the memories she’ll leave behind.