Tyler Perry offers to pay for Rayshard Brooks’ funeral



(CNN)Tyler Perry has offered to pay for all funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks, family attorney Chris Stewart announced on Monday.

Brooks was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer on Friday after officers responded to a call about a man sleeping in a car at a drive-thru in a Wendy’s restaurant

Authorities said Brooks failed a sobriety test.

Footage of the incident released by police showed that a struggle ensued between Brooks and two officers after an officer attempted to arrest Brooks.

Brooks took an officer’s Taser during the struggle and can be seen running away as he also pointed the Taser at the officers.

Brooks was shot in the back and pronounced dead later at the hospital, according to authorities.

Perry is well known for generous offers in the time of tragedy.



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