More than a thousand mourners gather at funeral for man shot and killed outside KCK bar

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Family and friends said their final goodbye on Friday to a 29-year-old man who was killed outside of a KCK bar early Sunday morning.

Over a thousand people packed into the Cathedral of St. Peter for the funeral of Louis Scherzer. So many people were there that the crowd spilled out onto the steps of the church.

Scherzer was in the wrong place at the wrong time on Sunday when a man who had led police on a chase allegedly shot and killed him. The shooting happened in alley behind Chicago's bar, Scherzer happened to walk out of the bar and towards his suspected killer.

Efrain Gonzalez is charged with first degree murder and is held in jail on a $1.5 million bond.

Scherzer's family and friends shared with FOX 4 earlier this week that he was beloved by many, and always willing to help anyone in need.

Louis Scherzer

Louis Scherzer

“He did so much for me and he did so much for everyone. He was my backbone and he was my right hand,” said his sister, Katie Scherzer-Cop.

Friends and families shared anecdotes of Scherzer's kindness, including a time when he helped a co-worker whose car broke down with rides to work, and eventually bought the co-worker a car of his own.

“These stories are remarkable. He was such an exceptional person. He really was, he touched so many lives,” mom Cathy Scherzer said.

The Scherzer family says the tragic way he died is not the end, and his kindness will live on.

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