Funeral for Richfield shooting victim held Wednesday
A 15-year-old was laid to rest Wednesday after he was fatally shot near a Richfield school.
Jahmari Rice was shot outside the South Education Center last week.
Services were held starting at 11:30 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, with the funeral at 1 p.m.
Two others were injured during the shooting — an unnamed 17-year-old was hospitalized and was last known to be in critical condition.
Police later said a 19-year-old student also suffered minor injuries in connection with the shooting.
Court records show two men, identified as 18-year-old Fernando Valdez-Alvarez and 19-year-old Alfredo Rosario Solis, have been charged with three counts of second-degree murder, not premeditated.
Rice’s father, Cortez Rice, also attended his son’s funeral, even though he’s currently serving time behind bars.
Harassment charges against him were dropped after he was accused of harassing Judge Regina Chu, who was presiding over the trial of former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter.
He is still serving time related to a separate case.