Wake held for man killed in Bed-Stuy home invasion

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FORT GREENE -

Dozens attended a wake Thursday for a 91-year-old man who was killed in a home invasion last week in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Family and friends came to the Hanson Place Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fort Greene to say their goodbyes to Waldiman Thompson and support his now-widowed wife, 100-year-old Ethyln.

Police say multiple people entered the couple's Decatur Street home last Wednesday afternoon and tied up the couple. Investigators say they found Thompson lying on the floor, unresponsive. Both were taken to Interfaith Hospital, where Thompson was pronounced dead and his wife was treated for injuries to her legs.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is also putting up a $1,000 reward.

A funeral service will be held for Thompson on Friday.

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