Rayshard Brooks' casket is carried to his public viewing in Atlanta on Monday, June 22.
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They came to say goodbye to Rayshard Brooks: 'This is a moment. This is a big deal'

Updated 7:44 PM ET, Tue June 23, 2020

Rayshard Brooks' casket is carried to his public viewing in Atlanta on Monday, June 22.
Joshua Rashaad McFadden for CNN

Rayshard Brooks will be laid to rest Tuesday, more than a week after the 27-year-old was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer.

His private funeral service took place at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was as a co-pastor from 1960 until his assassination in 1968. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, spoke at the funeral.

A public viewing was held at the church on Monday, and hundreds of people waited in a long line to pay their respects, CNN affiliate WSB reported.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden has been in Atlanta photographing the somber scene and talking to people about Brooks' death and the nationwide protests against systemic racism and police brutality.