WEST MEMPHIS The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday afternoon urged those incensed by the June 22 police shooting of a 12-year-old boy to curb their anger and instead focus on community action.
More than 1,500 people attended the funeral service for DeAuntae Terrell Farrow at the West Memphis Convention Center. Sharpton made his comments during the youngster's funeral.
DeAuntae was fatally shot by a West Memphis police officer at 9:30 p.m. at the Steeplechase Apartments on the east side of West Memphis. Assistant Police Chief Mike Allen said the youngster was holding a toy gun and made "furtive motions" toward the officer, drawing fire. The boy was hit twice by the officer's gunfire and died at the scene, police said.
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