American actor, writer, producer, Tyler Perry has offered to cover Rayshard Brooks funeral expenses, the 27-year-old Black man who was badly shot by a white Atlanta police officer last weekend.
“We want to thank and acknowledge Tyler Perry, who we spoke with, who will be taking care of the funeral for the family,” attorney L. Chris Stewart, who represents Brooks’ family, revealed at a news conference on Monday night.
He also went further and said “It’s support like that and it’s people who are actually in this community — that love the community, that want healing and families like this to never have to go through something like this — to step forward”.
Brooks, leaving four children behind, was killed on Friday night shortly after he ran away from an altercation with two white officers in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta.
An autopsy disclosed that Rayshard Brooks died from two gunshot wounds to the back, and his death was listed as homicide.