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Wake to be held for Berlin teen who died after being struck by pellet

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A Berlin teenager who died after being shot with a pellet gun will be remembered on Tuesday night and the wake will have an impact on local traffic, according to police. 

Police said an unidentified 17-year-old fired a pellet gun at a home on Division Street around 1:30 p.m. on July 12. Police said one of those pellets hit 15-year-old Tyler Alan Cop.

Cop, of East Berlin, died from a gunshot wound to the torso  at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford on July 16, according to the office of the chief medical examiner. They ruled the manner of death a homicide.

The incident remains under investigation.

The wake for Cop will be held at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday. A few thousand people are expected to attend the wake, according to police.

In anticipation of large crowds, Main St. in Kensington from Maple St. to Church St. will be turned into a one-way only street, according to police.

Drivers are asked to use patience and avoid the area if possible. Police asked drivers to “please be patient if stuck in traffic.”

Shuttle buses will be taking mourners to Berlin Memorial Funeral Home. The shuttle will start at 4 p.m. and leave from the corner of Alling Street and Grove Hill.

No parking signs will be posted on Main Street.   

A GoFundMe page has been setup for the family. To donate, click here.

According to his obituary, Cop was an Red Sox and New York Giants fan, who loved basketball, but played many sports. He was part of the Berlin Little League, Berlin Youth Football and Cub Scot Pack 13. 

"He was an important part of a close family, and the light of his parents eyes, sharing a special friendship with his brother, sister and grandparents," his obituary read.

To read his full obituary, click here.  

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