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Shooting victim's family honors man's memory by posing him with video game, sports gear at wake

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(Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home)

NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans shooting victim’s family has posed their loved one’s body for his wake playing video games and wearing his favorite sports gear.

WDSU reported Renard Matthews died in a shooting on June 25. Police said he was found with a gunshot wound to his head. 

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Matthews’ family says he loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games. At his wake Sunday at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, he was photographed by relatives wearing a Celtics jersey, holding a video game controller and sitting next to his favorite snacks.

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The New Orleans native will be buried Tuesday.

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View Matthews' obituary.

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