Richard Reed, 17, died from a gunshot wound in Victorville, California and according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff, early investigations have classified the event as a homicide.
A star football player belonging to Silverado High School in California died after being shot in an event that is currently under investigation by local police.
Richard Reed, 17, was found after nearby residents reported to the San Bernardino County Sheriff at around 11:00 pm on October 30 that a body was found in the vicinity of the Victorville neighborhood (85 miles northeast of The Angels).
After the arrival of the medical services, he was declared dead and the police began the investigations of the event that they have described as a homicide.
Reed’s murder was classified as a tragedy in his educational institution due to the talent he showed for American football, where he excelled playing both defensively and offensively for the Silverado Hawks.
During this season he racked up 269 yards and five touchdowns on offense while on defense he had 72 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Statistics like these earned him the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2021 playing in the All-Desert Sky League.
According to the director of the Silverado school, Heather Conkle, the entire team is devastated after Reed’s murder and they have already confirmed that they will play the playoffs on Friday “in honor” of their partner.
“A lot of the players are still in shock, and when we heard the news today, football was the furthest thing from our minds,” she explained.
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