(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Hundreds gathered on Saturday for the funeral of a drummer who was fatally shot by a police officer nearly two weeks ago.
Crowds of people packed Payne AME Chapel in West Palm Beach to remember Corey Jones who was 31 years old when he was shot and killed by a plainclothes Palm Beach Gardens officer.
Among the speakers at the funeral was Jones’ uncle, David Milliness.
“Corey was a prince – he was special,” he said. “Didn’t look like it, didn’t act like it, but now he’s gone, you look back, you say, ‘He was special.’ You don’t find boys like that every day.”
Rev. Al Sharpton also spoke, telling mourners, “As we bury Corey, we will not bury justice.”
He also spoke out against the latest increase in police shooting deaths.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a rich area, a poor area, a white area, or a black area,” he said. “This has got to stop because it’s going on everywhere.”
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