EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (PIX11) — There was still an overwhelming sadness as Kade Lewin’s family laid him to rest Wednesday. After all, he was only 12 years old, and the gunman who killed him is still on the streets.
Friends remembered the boy as a good student with an infectious smile who loved football. He was a student at Brooklyn Science and Engineering Academy when he was shot to death last month.
“Kade was a sweet and gentle young man,” Alisha Barkin, the boy’s cousin, said.
On March 31, Lewin was with his cousins eating dinner in Linden Boulevard when police say a gunman circled the block several times in a black car then opened fire through the sunroof eight times. Kade and his cousin were both hit by gunfire; she is recovering.
In the days that followed, his aunt and mother begged for answers. There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest. Police indicated they are close to identifying a suspect.
Services at East Flatbush began Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Next month, his classmates are planning an anti-violence march from school on what would have been Lewin’s 13th birthday.