(Cleveland) -- The death of a Cleveland man has prompted a city councilman to take note.

The family of Java Bowling III is struggling to pay for his funeral expenses, so councilman Joe Cimperman has started a fund to help raise the money.

Bowling is the man who was shot outside his home on Roanoke Avenue while trying to stop a long-time friend of his from driving drunk. Bowling died about a week later.

Donations can be made online through ohiocity.org, or by mail to Ohio City Inc. Java Bowling Fund, 2525 Market Ave, Suite A, Cleveland OH 44113.

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