Tyler Perry offers to pay for Rayshard Brooks’ funeral

Tyler Perry Offers To Pay For Rayshard Brooks’ Funeral
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 05: Tyler Perry attends Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images)

Tyler Perry has offered to pay for all funeral expenses for Rayshard Brooks, family attorney Chris Stewart said Monday.

Brooks was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer on Friday after officers responded to a call about a man sleeping in a car at a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru.

Authorities said Brooks failed a sobriety test.

Footage of the incident released by police showed a struggle ensued between Brooks and two officers after an officer attempted to arrest Brooks.

Brooks took an officer’s Taser during the struggle and can be seen running away as he also pointed the Taser at the officers.

Brooks was shot in the back and pronounced dead later at a hospital, according to authorities.

His death has sparked protests in Atlanta.

Perry is well-known for generous offers in the time of tragedy.

Last year, the media mogul paid expenses for the family of Tynesha Evans after her boyfriend allegedly shot and killed her at a bank in Alpharetta, Georgia, just north of Atlanta.

In 2016, he reportedly offered to pay for the funeral for 15-month-old twin girls Ariel Roxanne North and Alaynah Maryanne North, who died after being left in a hot car in Carrollton, Georgia.

CNN’s Tina Burnside contributed to this report