Funeral services to be held for shooting victim, Marvin Cottrell Jr.

MIILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Combined services for Marvin Cottrell Jr. will be held Friday, May 31st at Mercy Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.

The visitation will held at 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Entombment will take place at Graceland Cemetery.

16-year-old Marvin Cottrell Jr.  from Milwaukee was shot and killed during a disturbance at an apartment complex near 25th and Glendale around 3:30 a.m. Monday, May 20th.

Friends say Cottrell Jr. was trying to break up a fight between two women when a group of guys began shooting. Police have yet to take anyone into custody in connection with this fatal shooting.

Career Youth Development released a statement that reads in part:

Today as we, together with his family, reflect on the life of Marvin Cottrell, we are encouraged to do more to fight the growing epidemic of violence in our community. The fact that we have lost another valuable life to gun violence suggests that we have so much more work to do in terms of changing the culture of how we resolve conflict in our community.

We must, as a community, do more to promote peace and to discourage the use of gun violence by all means. Marvin's untimely death was totally preventable as there were other options available for resolving whatever the root cause of the conflict might have been. CYD will continue helping our students and clients identify non violent means for resolving conflict.