Friends use Twitter to share their feelings about the Campbell senior who was killed last week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 6, 2012
Campbell High senior Tendai Nhekairo's funeral was held Thursday morning at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, nine days after a Cobb County police officer shot the 18-year-old East Cobb resident. Nhekairo was naked and wielding two knives March 27 when he threatened police at theRiverside House Apartments and was killed, police say. But the circumstances of the former football wide receiver's death weren't the focus for mourners Thursday. As they have since last week, friends spent the day using social media to share memories of his life. The Storify storyabove captures some of those reactions to his death and his funeral. Share your memories of Tendai Nhekairo in the comment space below.
The funeral for the Campbell High School senior is Thursday, April 5, at First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Tendai Nhekairo’s death made headlines, but it’s his laugh that will be most remembered by his classmates and teachers at Campbell High School. “Tendai was in many ways the fun-loving guy for a lot of people,” said Phil Sandifer, one of Nhekairo's football coaches. “All the kids, that’s what they’ve talked about: his smile, his jokes. He’s just a regular teenage boy that lived life.” According to Cobb County police, the Campbell senior was shot by a police officer Tuesday, March 27, after he attempted to feloniously assault an officer with knives. Officers were responding to a suspicious persons call at the teen’s apartment complex. The incident is still under investigation, and the officer involved has been placed on routine …