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POY: Runner UpMadeline Gray, North State Journal Akiel Denkins' mother Rolanda Byrd breaks down during her son's funeral service at Bible Way Temple in Raleigh. Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police officer.

POY: Runner Up

Madeline Gray, North State Journal

Akiel Denkins' mother Rolanda Byrd breaks down during her son's funeral service at Bible Way Temple in Raleigh. Denkins was shot and killed by a Raleigh police officer.