Atlanta movie mogul Tyler Perry will decide up the tab for Rayshard Brooks’ funeral, an legal professional for the slain man’s household revealed Monday.
“We do need to acknowledge and thank Tyler Perry, who we spoke with (and) who might be caring for the funeral for the household,” lawyer Chris Stewart mentioned throughout a press convention within the wake of Brooks’ taking pictures demise by an Atalanta cop on Friday.
“It’s assist like that and it’s people who find themselves really on this group that love the group that need therapeutic and households like this to by no means need to undergo one thing like this, to step ahead. And we need to thank him for such a beneficiant transfer,” Stewart mentioned.
Brooks, 27, was killed Friday after a scuffle with cops outdoors a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta.
Video of the taking pictures exhibits Brooks talking amicably with cops Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan whereas taking a area sobriety take a look at.
However when the cops transfer to handcuff him, Brooks will get right into a scuffle with the officers and flees — and is shot twice within the again by Rolfe.
Rolfe, 27, was fired the next day and will face a homicide cost, prosecutors mentioned Sunday.
Perry, finest identified for his “Madea” franchise, is identified for his charitable acts and contributions.
In April, in the course of the coronavirus lockdown, he paid the grocery payments of all buyers at 44 Kroger supermarkets in Atlanta and 29 Winn-Dixies in his hometown of New Orleans, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reported.
Perry additionally left a $500 tip for each out-of-work server at Houston’s restaurant on Atlanta’s Northside Parkway — a complete of $21,000, Fox13 TV mentioned.
A supply near Perry confirmed Monday that he’ll cowl the funeral prices.
Phrase of his supply to pay for Brooks’ funeral got here throughout a tearful press convention with the slain man’s widow, Tomika Miller, his kids, and several other cousins.