HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) — Hundreds of Jeep drivers lined Colorado Boulevard on Wednesday to pay tribute to Kendrick Castillo, who was shot to death while taking down a gunman at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7.

Castillo was an avid “Jeeper.”

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Jeep groups from across the state escorted Castillo’s hearse and his family to a Highlands Ranch church where a celebration of life was held for the teen.

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“As soon as we heard that Kendrick was a Jeeper, it kind of spread like wildfire throughout the Jeep community,” said Catherine Fanaro, founder of Colorado Jeep Girls.

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Catherine said she was able to get approval for 600 Jeepers to participate in the procession. More than 800 said they planned to attend.