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Atlanta's Ebenezer hosts viewing for Rayshard Brooks

Atlanta's Ebenezer hosts viewing for Rayshard Brooks
Posted at 1:03 PM, Jun 22, 2020

Mourners lined up to pay their respects to Rayshard Brooks in a public viewing at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. A gold-colored coffin carrying the body of the man who was fatally shot by police arrived at the church just under an hour before the viewing was set to begin Monday.

A handful of people were waiting outside well before the church opened. Officer Garrett Rolfe fatally shot Brooks in the back when Brooks fired a Taser in his direction while running away after a struggle on June 12.

Rolfe is white. Brooks was Black. Rolfe was fired and is jailed without bond on a murder charge.

Following Brooks' viewing, a memorial service will be held for him on Tuesday in Atlanta.