'Celebration of life' held today for DJ Henry

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October 29, 2010, 5:18 am

(NECN: Justine Waldman) - A celebration of life will be held today for the college football player from Massachusetts shot to death by police in New York. People will pack the Boston Convention Center to remember DJ Henry later this afternoon.

This is all happening while the family hired a lab to do testing and toxicology reports to compare to the reports from Henry's autopsy.

It's expected to be very emotional, but the family has been clear that they want it to be more of a celebration of his life rather than a funeral.

Pace University student Henry was shot by police while behind the wheel of a car outside a New York bar. There are different accounts of what triggered the shooting, and police on various sides are still investigating.

A bus load of his teammates will be coming up from New York, and they will pay tribute alongside his parents, friends, siblings, and members of the public.

The service starts today at 2pm, and it will be streamed live on NECN.com. Today would have been Henry's 21st birthday.

Tags: Football, autopsy, Boston Convention Center , Justine Waldman, Danroy Henry, Pace University, DJ Henry, Pace Shooting , Celebration of life
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