BOSTON (CBS) — On the three-year anniversary of the shooting death of Easton native Danroy “DJ” Henry, supporters say they are leveraging social media to make sure he’s not forgotten.

In 2010, Henry, 20, was fatally shot through the windshield of his car as he drove away from a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood, New York.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Earlier in the day, he had played for Pace University’s football team on Homecoming Day.

The Pleasantville police officer who shot him, Aaron Hess, said Henry was driving toward him and wouldn’t stop. He fired from the hood of Henry’s car.

Another officer, Ronald Beckley of the Mount Pleasant police force, also fired.

The officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing but a federal lawsuit has been filed by the parents of Henry.

A layer for the Henry family says if the case goes to trial, it would likely be in 2014.

To mark date of Henry’s death, a Facebook page titled “Justice For DJ Henry” is asking supporters to join in a “Thunderclap” at 6 p.m.

Thunderclaps allow a single message to be mass-shared, flash mob-style, over social media. The mass message ranks higher and temporarily goes viral.

Supporters were asked to send out the following message over Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr: “Help to expose truth,justice and bring accountability! 3 years and the fight continues! #Justice4DJ #WeAreDJHenry”

More information about the Thunderclap can be found on the Thunderclap: Justice For DJ Henry website.

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