Shooting victim Brian Scott laid to rest
Four white doves were released into the sky outside of Temple of Praise church in Southeast Washington Tuesday afternoon as hundreds of mourners came to pay their last respects to Brian Curtis Scott.
Scott, 21, was one of four people sitting in a car around 7 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 2 when a gunman opened fire. Police have not released a motive for the crime and the investigation is open.
To family and friends he was known as "B-Man." The funeral program featured a large smiling photo of him on the cover.
Born in September 1989, Scott was an eldest son, oldest brother, father to his daughter Princess Ailea, beloved friend and much loved cousin, according to his obituary.
He is also the grandson of R. Joyce Scott, a Ward 8 political activist. She has known Mayor Vincent C. Gray for more than 20 years, as both worked for the city Department of Human Services.The mayor was among the dozens who came to the church.
Scott, who is an ordained minister, gave her grandson's eulogy. She was upbeat, calling his death a transition. "My baby crossed over," she said. "This is a celebration." She later said about the people who shot him, "my grandson was killed by wicked, evil people."
According to friends of the family, another Scott grandson was seriously injured in the shooting and remains in the hospital.
| January 11, 2011; 4:29 PM ET
Categories: Homicide, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Unsolved
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