Font Size: TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The Hudson Crossing- where a liquor store manager was killed and two convenience store clerks were shot- is planning a rally. Matthew Hill, the manager of the Hudson Liquor Store, was shot and killed during a robbery on Christmas Eve. Matthew Daniel Myers, 44, is now charged with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery. The Hudson Liquor Store is connected to the Phillip’s Gas Station, making up the Hudson Crossing Complex. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, two clerks at the gas station’s convenience store were shot during an armed robbery. Kenneth M. Ray, Jr., 30, and Evette N. Vice, 32, continue to recover from their injuries. Ray was reportedly shot four times and Vice was shot twice. An arrest in the first incident has not been made but police say the two violent shootings are not connected. In a press release Friday, the business revealed that they are hosting a protest on the recent violence at their location and in other areas of Topeka. “Mo’s Express, 810 SE 15th Street, will be hosting an event to Take Back East Topeka on January 4, 2012 from 4-7 pm. A short presentation will begin at 5:30. Mo’s Express wants to focus on the great aspects of the community, supporting local small businesses and let the neighborhood know that southeast Topeka is worth our investment. Additionally, the event will be to help raise awareness and reward money for the two recent robberies at Mo’s Express and Hudson Liquor. Mo’s will be offering “surprise” specials for customers who come by at the designated time to support east Topeka and the cause. For more information please see Mo’s Express Facebook page or call 785-817-2109.” “We’re doing a rally and trying to show that we’re not going to tolerate anything going on out here not just in southeast Topeka but in all of Topeka. And we’re going to have some key speakers. We’re also going to have some fundraisers for Matt’s family and the other victims from the previous shooting. We’re going to bring the community together because we want to show that we’re still supporting the community, still supporting small businesses and we want to have a fundraiser for the victims. We’re not going to take this lightly and we want the forward progress to keep coming and there’s nothing to be afraid of down here. We’re here and we’re going to be here. This is going to be a great event,” said Anthony Talbert, the manager of Mo’s Express.