Family and friends laid the late Jamal "Mally" Gaines, co-owner of East Coast Sneaker Boutique in Rahway, N.J., to rest on Thursday. In a fashion fitting with his passion, Gaines' ashes were placed in a custom sneaker box.
Gaines was shot dead at his store on Friday, Feb. 26. Police are still searching for a motive and a suspect.
In the week since his passing, Gaines' legacy has been celebrated both online and off. Social media has been filled with warm memories of the late Gaines and Saturday night's candle light vigil outside East Coast Boutique drew hundreds of community members paying their respects.