Fundraiser aims to help family of slain New Haven teen with funeral expenses
By Ryan Flynn
NEW HAVEN >> An online fundraiser to help pay for the costs of slain 16-year-old Jericho Scott’s funeral and memorial service has raised more than $12,000 in seven days.
Scott’s aunt, Cheyenne Leigh, organized the GoFundMe for the Wilbur Cross High School student who was killed April 19 in a drive-by shooting on Exchange Street.
“He was very caring,” Leigh said, “and funny like a comedian. He had a very positive personality, always smiling.”
As of Monday, 332 people had donated a combined $12,340. The goal amount is $20,000. The money will help offset the costs of Scott’s funeral and memorial, which hundreds attended at Ebenezer Chapel on Saturday. Leigh said she was pleasantly surprised with the outpouring of support.
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