PATERSON (AP) — A promising Paterson high school basketball player who was killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this month has been laid to rest.

Flower decorations are put in place for the funeral for Armoni Keavon Sexton (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

An overflow crowd gathered Monday at Paterson's Christian Fellowship for the funeral of 15-year-old Armoni Sexton. He was a top scorer and rebounder at the Paterson Charter School for Science for Science and Technology.

Sexton was killed and three others were injured in the April 18 shooting in Paterson. Mourners recalled him as a dedicated student with a knack for making jokes.

Two Paterson men have been charged in the case.

Twenty-year-old Hasmeek Coles faces single counts of murder and receiving stolen property and three counts of attempted murder in the shooting.

Twenty-year Gregory Oliver has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and weapons charges.


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