YONKERS, N.Y. — A funeral will be held Thursday for a high school student who was struck and killed by a stray bullet last week.
Marilyn Cotto Montanez, who was described as “joyful” and made others smile, will be laid to rest a week after she was fatally struck.
The 18-year-old died after she was shot in the head as she walked with her younger sister.
Cotto Montanez was a bystander, police said.
Montanez was a student at Lincoln High School, the Principal's secretary told PIX11.
Police are still searching for the suspected gunman, who police have identified as Jamir Thompson .
Thompson, an eighth grade student, allegedly took a gold chain from a teen last Thursday, which resulted in a dispute later in the day.
The 15-year-old pulled out a gun and fired, hitting Cotto Montanez instead, authorities said.
Police have asked anyone with information on Thompson's location to contact them. There's a $5,000 aware for information leading to his arrest.
Anyone with information can contact police at 914-377-7724.