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Hundreds Attend Funeral for Ga Gang Leader

By: AP
By: AP

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- The funeral of a reputed gang leader drew hundreds of mourners and police in the southwest Georgia town of Albany.

Members of a police anti-gang unit and other officers stood by watching as 24-year-old Dontavious Santez Luke was remembered during a service Saturday at a church in Albany.

The Albany Herald reports that Luke was reputed to be a leader of a gang called the Southside Bloods. Police reports says he was killed by members of a rival gang called the Rattlers on Aug. 26.

One man is charged with murder in the killing, and three others are being held.

A friend of the Luke family, Vondermere Upshaw, called the large funeral turnout a "humble and peaceful demonstration."


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