Last night (Dec. 18), a 15-year-old high school football player, Zaevion William Dobson, was shot and killed as he shielded three girls from a gunman. Dobson was just a sophomore at Fulton High School in Knoxville, TN.

Reports ESPN:

The shootings that killed Zaevion William Dobson, 15, began Thursday night, said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch. The first person shot was Lisa Perry, 46, who was inside her apartment at the time. She is expected to survive.

Rausch said Perry’s 23-year-old son, Brandon Perry, and several other men then drove to the neighborhood where Dobson lived and “randomly fired multiple times.”

The girls shielded by Dobson were not hurt, he said.

Brandon Perry was later found to have been shot after he crashed a car into another apartment. He died from his injuries on Friday morning. Two other men who fled from the crash were arrested, though one was later released after being questioned.

Reportedly, police believe the shootings are gang related.

Dobson is nothing less than a hero. Rest in power.

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