Vigil for Black man shot 20 times by US Marshal in mother’s driveway held in Memphis

A man identified as Sonny Webber, right, father of Brandon Webber who was reportedly shot by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, joins a standoff as protesters take to the streets of the Frayser community in anger against the shooting, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)


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Family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate the life of a young father gunned downed by U.S. Marshals Service members last week while standing in his mother’s driveway.

Jaleta Clark, grappling with the death of her 20-year-old son, stood outside her home on Friday and remembered Brandon Webber as a smart young man who previously attended the University of Memphis.

Violent protests erupt in Memphis suburb after US Marshals shot and killed Black man

As tears streamed down Jaleta Clark’s face, the grieving mother wore a “Justice for Brandon” t-shirt and spoke solemnly before a crowd of people who took to the streets to protest the killing of her first-born son last Wednesday, The Commercial Appeal reported.

“Brandon loved life, he loved his people, he loved his brothers, he loved all of his cousins,” she said who holding on to her son Blake.

Webber was reportedly shot upwards of 20 times as Marshals attempted to serve several warrants.

A vigil was held by community members and Webber’s family to call for calm in the neighborhood.

Candles spelled out the slain main’s name.

Memphis police enforce tense calm after killing, unrest

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) claims Webber allegedly rammed his car into US Marshals vehicle as they tried to serve warrants. They then reportedly shot him.