CHICAGO -- Friends and family gathered at a West Humboldt park funeral home Friday night to mourn 7-year-old Amari Brown.
The boy was shot and killed on the Fourth of July while watching fireworks with his father.
29-year-old Antonio Brown was among those who gathered for the service. Police say he’s a known gang member who’s been arrested 45 times and that the bullet that killed his son was meant for him. He was free on bond at the time.
A steady stream of mourners came to remember Amari. Many were friends of the family while others have no connection to them aside from grief.
Antonio Brown’s lawyer disputes the police's description of him as an admitted gang member.
Amari’s funeral is tomorrow.