Funeral for young basketball star, victim in Harlem shooting incident held
Friends, family, and teammates packed the pews Monday to say goodbye to Darius Lee, a 21-year-old basketball star and fatal victim of a shooting in Harlem earlier this month that injured eight others.
The viewing, held at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, was an open casket, and Darius Lee was wearing his basketball jersey. Flowers were arranged in the shape of basketballs, T-shirts were worn that said, “ball in peace”, and heavy hearts filled the church for a young man with such promise.
Teammates from near and far came to pay their respects.
The viewing was followed by a service at the church, where Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network spoke.