Several arrested for disturbance at funeral near 52nd and Burleigh St.

CREATED Feb. 21, 2012 - UPDATED: Feb. 21, 2012

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MILWAUKEE - Several people have been arrested after a large disturbance at 19-year-old Raheem Johnson's funeral on Milwaukee's north side Tuesday afternoon.

Raheem's sister, Canience Hanes, told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Jermont Terry that a fight broke out in the back of the Good Samaritan Church of God In Christ, at N. 52nd and Burleigh St. in the middle of the funeral service.

There were reports that someone pulled out a gun and several people started to fight inside the church.

Canience Hanes described the scene as "chaotic" as the fights continued out into the streets.

Neighbors called police to alert them of the fights and authorities shut down 52nd to 56th St. along Burleigh St.

Nate Brown works across from the church.  He said up to 200 people filled the street.  "I've never seen nothing like that in my life and I'm 40 years old and I've never seen anything like that," said Brown.  "You can't even mourn for a person that's dead. You going to bring some trouble to a funeral."



Raheem Johnson was shot outside a tavern last week at 25th and Fond du Lac Ave.