NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — More than a 1,000 people gathered at Tabernacle Church on Granby Street Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the life of 17-year-old Mark Rodriguez.
The teen was killed in Norfolk Friday night during a shooting rampage that claimed the life of Norfolk Police Officer Brian Jones and the gunman.
On Wednesday, Mark’s friends sat in the aisles, and seats were filled with family, Norfolk police officers and people from Mark’s church and school. The service was filled with music, with love, with hope, and sadness. His mother, father and girlfriend spoke about the faith they shared with Mark.
Watch the full service in the video player above.