Delano

Friends, family gather for Delano man's funeral

Friends, family gather for Delano man's funeral
DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — There was standing room only Monday at the United Methodist Church in Delano as hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of 20-year-old Cody Harris.

Joseph Mendez, 19, is accused of killing Harris at Kalibo Park in Delano. Mendez, an alleged gang member, was found and arrested in San Bernardino County. Harris was not in a gang, according to both police and his father.

Janette Morgan, Harris' mother, reflected at the funeral on her son’s positive light and strong sense of family.

Extended family members recalled their memories of Harris.

"Pure innocence. He didn't like fighting. He didn't like violence. He didn't like arguing," said Vincent Biggs, a family friend.