Hundreds Attend Wake for Berlin Teen Killed by Pellet Gun

Hundreds of people attended a wake Tuesday for a 15-year-old boy killed in an accidental pellet gun shooting in Berlin last week.

The death of Tyler Cop, 15, has been ruled a homicide. According to the medical examiner's office, Tyler died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said a 17-year-old relative shot him, who died four days later. Authorities have not named the teen suspected of shooting Tyler.

Close friends said Tyler attended Berlin High School and lived on Division Street, where the shooting took place. Police said the shooting appears to have been an accident.

Large crowds gathered in the Kensington section of Berlin to pay their respects. Main Street was closed between Maple and Church streets from 3 to 10 p.m. during calling hours.

Police detoured westbound traffic and said cars parked in the area would be towed.

Community members have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Tyler's family while police continue to investigate the case.

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