BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Family and friends gathered Tuesday to say goodbye to Sebastian Dvorak, the local bartender who was gunned down in a popular Baltimore neighborhood on June 13 after a night out with friends.
His death came amid a surge of violence in the City.
The funeral was held at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on North Charles Street. Loved ones remembered Dvorak as funny, brilliant and un-apologetically himself.
Six people were killed in a matter of hours on June 13. One of them was Dvorak who had just turned 27. The local bartender was robbed and gunned down along the 2500 block of Boston Street in Canton after a night out with friends.
“He was just a great guy, great sense of humor, a lot of fun and it’s just tragic,” said family friend Cris Arconti.
That led to mandatory 12-hour shifts for all Baltimore police officers.
“They lack a conscious, they lack a heart, they lack a soul,” said Baltimore police commissioner Kevin Davis.
His family was left shattered.
“He was exceptional in every possible way,” said David Dvorak, Sebastian’s father. “He lit up every room and was loved by so many.”
So far, no arrest have been made in connection to Dvorak’s death. Last week, police released surveillance video of two suspects leaving the scene of the robbery.
“I’m sure he’d tell us to not be angry at the people who did this,” said friend Mikaele Rashad Porter.
A GoFundMe page has been set up in honor of Sebastian. So far the page has raised more than $17,000.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday followed by the burial service at Garden of Faith Cemetery in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that people make a donation to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School or the National Outdoor Leadership program in honor of Sebastian.
There is now a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. The police tip line is (443) 902-4824.