- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A funeral service will be held Monday for a 20-year-old man fatally shot by federal Bureau of Land Management rangers near Red Rock Canyon about 20 miles west of Las Vegas.

The service for D’Andre Berghardt Jr. will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Nehemiah Ministries Christian Church, with burial to follow at Palm Downtown Cemetery.

Berghardt was moving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to begin working with his brother when he was shot and killed Feb. 14.

A lawyer representing the family told KSNV-TV (https://bit.ly/1pvqWn8 ) that various delays, including the forensic examination of Berghardt’s body, contributed to the delay of the funeral and burial.

Community leaders have worked to give Berghardt a respectful burial, and numerous donations were received to assist with funeral costs.

According to BLM officials, Berghardt made threats to kill and tried to grab a rifle from a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle before he was shot.

The slaying on State Route 159 drew wide attention after dramatic witness cellphone video was obtained and posted online by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.


Information from: KSNV-TV, https://www.mynews3.com/index.php

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