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Child Shot By Police Officer Was Laid To Rest

Memphis, Tenn. - DeAuntae Farrow, 12, who was shot twice by a West Memphis police officer just over a week ago was laid to rest over the weekend.

The accused officer said Farrow was playing with a toy gun, which he mistook as real.

Hundreds attended Farrow's funeral at the West Memphis Civic auditorium Sunday, including the Reverend Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy.

The Arkansas state police have teamed up with the West Memphis police department to investigate Farrow's death. Their findings will be turned over to the FBI.

The officer accused of shooting Farrow is on administrative leave. His name has not been released, due to death threats.

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