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Teen Football Star Zaevion Dobson Dies Protecting Friends From Shooting

Submitted by on December 19, 2015 – 4:16 pmNo Comment

A 15-year-old Knoxville student was killed on Thursday as he protected friends from a gang-related shooting. Zaevion William Dobson is being remembered as a “success story” and “contagious” personality.

The violence seems to have begun earlier in the evening when 46-year-old Lisa Perry was shot inside her home. She is expected to survive. Perry’s 23-year-old son Brandon and several others then drove to Dobson’s neighborhood, where Zaevion and friends were sitting on a porch, and began firing indiscriminately. No one appears to have been specifically targeted, with little motivation behind why the shooting was in that area.

Brandon Perry was later found shot after crashing his car. He died of his injuries on Friday morning. At least one man has been arrested in relation to the shooting spree.

“he died laying on top of me . I love him that’s my brother man ?? rest easy zae ???? ILL NEVER FORGET YOU,” one of the girls tweeted after the tragedy.

[via NY Daily News]

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