Raleigh shooting: Funeral arrangements set for Officer Torres

The funeral was announced for Raleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torreswho was one of five people killed in Thursday’s shooting.

The Raleigh Police Department said a visitation will be held on Friday and a funeral will be held on Saturday. Both will be in Raleigh. Services will be open to the public.

Torres (29) was on his way to work on October 13 when he was shot and killed in the Hedingham neighborhood where he lived with his wife and child. Four more people were killed and three people were injured, including the suspected killer.

the details are:

  • visit: Friday, October 21st, 4-7pm Mitchell Funeral Home, 7029 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
  • funeral: Saturday, October 22, 11 a.m. Cross Assembly Church, 2660 Yonkers Road, Raleigh.

The city said Torres has been with the department for 18 months. Prior to that, Torres served as a Marine at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville.

His military awards include the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Naval Service Deployment Ribbon.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Torres’ family in gofundme.com/f/benefit-for-family-of-Officer-Torres.

The Raleigh Police Department is asking those who want to help Torres’ family to email [email protected]

The four other people killed were Mary Marshall, Nicole Connors, Susan Karnatz and James Thompson.

Raleigh Police Chief Casey Joseph Clark was injured but released from the hospital. Marcille Gardner remains hospitalized.

Sources confirmed to The News & Observer that the suspect is 15-year-old Austin Thompson, who is the brother of James Thompson. Austin Thompson is in critical condition at WakeMed.

This story was originally published October 17, 2022 8:08 p.m.

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Jessica Banov is the breaking news and features editor. She is the midday breaking news editor for McClatchy’s Southeast region. She oversees entertainment, arts, food and restaurant coverage for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. She is the coordinator of the News & Observer internship program.

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