Scholarship launched in honor of young musician killed in car shooting
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida – The life of an aspiring musician killed by crossfire was put in the spotlight on Tuesday with the help of a big name.
Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning helped launch a scholarship in the name of this young man, Zedekiah Peacock, who often played the keyboard in his church.
Mourning also new Zedekiah through the Overtown Youth Center and has contributed $ 10,000 to the scholarship fund.
“He turned to the arts,” Mourning said of Zedekiah. “You know, that was something that took up most of his time, other than his homework, and he was a beacon in our program.”
Booker T Washington kicked off Tuesday’s tribute to Zedekiah.
“Obviously, Booker T Washington had something special to offer him, not least because of the relationship they had with OYC,” said Zachery Peacock, Zedekiah’s father. “It makes our whole family happy that other children can benefit from his tragedy.”
The 20-year-old was killed in May last year when he was caught in crossfire during a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade County.
Two other people were injured in the shooting.
Zedekiah’s parents are both pastors in the church and have struggled to bounce back emotionally since the shooting.
“When I say rough, rough,” Zachery Peacock said. “I just started to sleep.”
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