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Homicide Report: Funeral for Draysean Earl, 13

May 15, 2009 |  8:45 pm


Draysean Earl, 13, of Compton was shot in the head on the afternoon of May 5 and died early the next day. Homicide Report contributor Anthony Pesce attended the funeral held this morning for Draysean at One One One Christian Church in Long Beach. Among the mourners were his teammates from Suburban Football for Youth of Cerritos Steelers.

Pesce reports:

The coffin stood at the center of the church, just below the steps to the altar. An oversize bouquet of white roses rested on its lid, flanked by funeral wreaths. On one side was a framed No. 9 football jersey.

The mourners poured into the church this morning, gathering for Draysean Earl, a 13-year-old black boy who was gunned down in broad daylight last week in Compton. The pall bearers wore white. Family and friends came in memorial T-shirts....

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Photo: Draysean's Steelers football teammates outside One One One Christian Church in Long Beach. Credit: Anthony Pesce / Los Angeles Times