Homegoing services held for 12-year-old killed in East Flatbush shooting

Homegoing services were held at New Life Tabernacle in East Flatbush, where loved ones consoled one another in pain and through tears.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2022, 10:52 AM

Updated 796 days ago

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A family said their final goodbyes to 12-year-old Kade Lewin, who was shot and killed while sitting in a car in East Flatbush.
Homegoing services were held at New Life Tabernacle in East Flatbush, where loved ones consoled one another in pain and through tears.
"Now this was a young police officer. A young astronaut, scientist, a doctor, a lawyer, a judge. He's laying down before us today because someone is saying that young life does not matter," said the Rev. Dr. Terry Lee.
Lee took to the podium to speak about how special and bright Lewin was.
Brooklyn Science of Engineering Academy principal Angela DeFilippis also shared one of her most fond memories with the child.
"Kade walked in with a big smile on his face, I smiled back, he smiled bigger. We were in a smiling contest. I was losing. He left. I sat there with a smile still on my face and that was Kade's story, to leave a trail of happiness in his wake," she said.
Teary eyed and holding each other, some of Lewin's classmates attended the ceremony along with his 8-year-old cousin who was in the car during Lewins' final moments. The other passenger, his 20-year-old cousin, was shot multiple times and is still recovering.
Each family member who spoke in Lewin's honor said that he loved his family but one family member above all else.
"Kade relished in the simple things like having a cuddle session and movie night with his favorite girl: His mom. And to close this out, in the words of Kade, mom, I will take care of you," said his cousin Alisha Barker.
Lewin will be buried Thursday morning at the Canarsie cemetery, just 11 days before what would have been his 13th birthday.
Three weeks ago, police say Lewin was caught in the crossfire of a Brooklyn shooting while sitting inside a car. Since then, calls to end gun violence have echoed throughout the city and the nation, as city leaders and even President Joe Biden announced plans to crack down on ghost guns.
The family set up a GoFundMe memorial fund in his honor.


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