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Best Buy shooting victim honored with a memorial in local park

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 7/01/2013 11:05 am Published: 6/30/2013 3:46 pm

On Saturday members of the Florence Park Neighborhood Association dedicated a metal park bench in Pratt Park in honor of the late Wesley Brown.

Neighbors and friends and family say that the dedication came in a spot that held special meaning for Brown.

Last July, Brown was shopping with his daughter at a midtown Tulsa Best Buy when shots were fired outside. Brown was killed by a stray bullet.

Lance Woolsey and other members of the Florence Park Neighborhood Association told FOX23 that the park dedication was a small way to ensure that Browns’ memory would live on.

“He would love it, he and his daughter used to come down here make a daisy chain out of clover,” said Woolsey.

The neighborhood association completed a park beautification project which included shrubbery, walkways and new picnic tables.

“It’s the culmination of several years’ worth of effort that was started by the board and Wesley Brown was a part of that,” said Woolsey.

Woolsey said that losing Wes was difficult for the neighborhood. Wes was a close friend of many of the neighbors and had served as an ambassador for the community. He said that the dedication helped to bring closure.

“It’s just been kind of a finishing touch to everything, kind of a closure,” said Woolsey.

Willie Wise and Jeremy Foster have been charged with Brown’s murder.

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