Funeral services held for man shot and killed by LMPD officer
Friends and relatives of Deng Manyuon gathered at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Louisville on Saturday morning.
The 35-year-old died a week ago after being shot near 4th and Oak Streets.
LMPD officer Nathan Blanford responded to the area after a woman said she was assaulted.
Police say Manyuon turned violent, swinging a flag pole at the officer, who shot him twice.
Manyuon was a member of the local Sudanese community and a spokesperson says this tragedy is a reminder for everyone.
"When a cop stops you, try to comply as possible as you can as long as he don't violate your rights," said Matur Reclow with the South Sudanese Community of Kentucky. "Listen to him, follow his role, go to wherever they take you, and then in the court you can represent your case."
Court documents reveal Manyuon's been charged with assaulting an officer twice in the past.
Blanford is on leave while the department investigates the shooting.
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