Pharrell Williams, others honor Virginia man shot by police

Pharrell Williams, others honor Virginia man shot by police
Two people are dead and eight people were wounded in shootings along the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. (Source: CNN, WTKR)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams and the Rev. William J. Barber were among those who spoke at the funeral for a Black man who was shot by police in Virginia Beach.

Twenty-five-year-old Donovon Lynch was killed March 27 along the city’s popular oceanfront strip shortly after two other shootings unleashed chaos.

Police said Lynch had a handgun that was recovered from the scene. But the officer’s body camera hadn’t been activated.

An investigation is ongoing.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Barber said Lynch’s death raises too many questions.

Pharrell Williams is Lynch’s cousin and a Virginia Beach native. He called for a forum to discuss the issues the city is facing.

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