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Eric Garner’s stepfather dies of a medical emergency at family wedding

Posted: 5:18 PM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-26 17:19:24-04

Benjamin Carr, the stepfather of Eric Garner, died Friday at a family wedding in Jamaica, sources confirmed to PIX11 News.

Carr had a medical emergency while attending Elisha Flagg-Garner’s — Eric’s sister — wedding.  He died in Jamaica.

Benajmin was often seen beside his wife — Gwen Carr, Eric’s mother — in her fight for justice in the case of Eric’s death. Eric Garner died in the chokehold of an NYPD officer in 2014, sparking protests that have continued to this day.

Correction: This article initially included erroneous information about Carr’s cause and time of death.