Memorial ceremony set for man who was shot to death in Lincoln before Christmas

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A memorial ceremony is officially scheduled for the man who was shot to death in Lincoln last Friday.

Channel 8 learned earlier this week that several events were in the works, as many in our community are looking for ways to help Kupo Mleya’s family.

The Bay will be hosting a service on Saturday beginning at noon.

The nonprofit was founded to provide a safe space for young people throughout Lincoln.

It includes Nebraska’s only public indoor skate park.  Mleya’s friends have told Channel 8 that he was a big fan of cycling.

Saturday’s ceremony is set to wrap up by 3 p.m.  Guests are then invited to continue sharing stories about Mleya at O’Rourke’s Tavern.

Organizers say the money raised will be used to pay for the event, with the rest of going to Mleya’s 12-year-old daughter.

A GoFundMe to help pay for his funeral costs has already eclipsed $27,000.

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