The father of one of two Germantown teenagers killed on the eve of graduation spoke of his grief during his son's funeral.
WASHINGTON — Boy Scouts escorted the coffin of a Germantown, Maryland, teenager killed on the eve of his high school graduation.
They saluted as the hearse carrying 18-year-old Eagle Scout Artem S. Ziberov drove away from the church Saturday.
William Tewelow, told NBC Washington that grief over his stepson’s death comes in cycles, with the strongest feelings happening in the mornings.
He said that he is scared for what will happen during the next couple of days, when he no longer has to focus on things that need to get done.
“We’ll probably feel it more, but we’re learning to cope,” Ziberov said.
Artem, 18, and another Northwest High School student Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, were killed Monday, June 5. Their bodies were discovered inside a car, after reports of multiple gunshots in the 8200 block of Gallery Court in Montgomery Village, just south of East Village Avenue, around 10:45 p.m. The car was still running. The boys were due to graduate the next day.