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Slain 12-year-old Kade Lewin laid to rest, Eric Adams ditches funeral

Mourners gathered Wednesday to put Kade Lewin, the harmless 12-year-old boy senselessly gunned down in Brooklyn final month, to relaxation — however the Huge Apple’s vocal, tough-on-crime mayor was a last-minute no-show.

Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain who banked his mayoralty on public security and driving down gun violence, was meant to attend a public viewing forward of the boy’s open-casket funeral on the New Life Tabernacle Church in Brooklyn — however canceled on the eleventh hour.

Hizzoner, whose workplace blamed the no-show on a obscure “scheduling battle,” had earlier decried Kade’s slaying and has repeatedly vowed to wash up town amid a surge in crime.

A funeral was held for 12-year-old shooting victim Kade Lewin at the New Life Tabernacle Church in Brooklyn on April 20, 2022.
A funeral was held for 12-year-old capturing sufferer Kade Lewin on the New Life Tabernacle Church in Brooklyn on April 20, 2022.
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Mourners viewing the casket at Lewin's funeral.
Mourners viewing the casket at Kade’s funeral.
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People arriving at the church for the funeral service.
Folks arriving on the church for the funeral service.
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The scene of the fatal shooting in Brooklyn on March 31, 2022.
The scene of the deadly capturing in Brooklyn on March 31, 2022.
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Lewin was killed when a gunman shot into the car he was sitting in with his cousin and niece.
Kade was killed when a gunman shot into the automotive he was sitting in along with his cousin and niece.
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His cousin Jenna Ellis survived after being shot in the jaw and stomach.
His cousin Jenna Ellis survived after being shot within the jaw and abdomen.
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Regardless of the mayor’s absence, a heavy NYPD presence was stationed outdoors the church as lots of of grief-stricken New Yorkers arrived to pay their respects on the viewing forward of the 11 a.m. service.

Kade’s sobbing mom, Suzette Lewin, could possibly be seen rocking backwards and forwards as she sat in entrance of her son’s casket, which had been adorned with white roses, a soccer and a basketball.

The funeral comes three weeks after the seventh-grader was shot within the head whereas he was consuming in a parked minivan in East Flatbush along with his 20-year-old cousin and his 8-year-old niece.

Kade's mother getting comforted at the service.
Kade’s mom, Suzette Lewin, getting comforted on the service.
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Mourners sharing an embrace in the Brooklyn church.
Mourners share an embrace within the Brooklyn church.
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A button with Kade's face on a ribbon.
A button with Kade’s face on a ribbon.
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A poster board with pictures of Kade with his family and friends.
A posterboard with footage of Kade along with his household and buddies.
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His cousin, Jenna Ellis, survived regardless of struggling gunshot wounds to her jaw and abdomen. The little lady, Kylie, wasn’t struck by the volley of bullets.

Kade’s father, Rudolph Ford, could possibly be seen cradling the 8-year-old contained in the church forward of the funeral service.

Within the aftermath of the March 31 capturing, the mayor held a press convention outdoors the grieving household’s residence and vowed to seek out Kade’s killer.

Mayor Eric Adams did not attend the ceremony.
Mayor Eric Adams didn’t attend the ceremony as a consequence of a scheduling battle.
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“Whose baby is subsequent?” Adams shouted as he clutched a pair of the boy’s sneakers.

Hizzoner additionally apologized to Kade’s household and vowed to personally contribute to his burial prices, saying: “We’re so sorry. Those that took their lives will likely be discovered.”  

Kade will likely be buried on the Canarsie Cemetery later Wednesday.

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