Tuesday, May 30, 2017

So SAD! Popular Dallas Teen, LeDajrick Cox, Set To Play College Football Murdered Hours After Graduating High School When He Stepped In To Defend A Female Friend

A teenager who was set to play football in college was murdered just hours after receiving his diploma.

LeDajrick Cox, 18, was out with four friends celebrating his high school graduation when he was shot and killed in Irving, Texas, on Sunday morning.

Police are asking for any information about the suspects and searching for the white Kia Optima, seen in surveillance video, responsible for cutting short the young, promising life.

LeDajrick Cox, 18 (pictured), was shot and killed just hours after graduating from Carter High School in Dallas, Texas

Cox (pictured) won Prom King, was named Homecoming King, Most Popular, Best-Looking and Best All-Around. He was set to play college football at Navarro College or Prairie View A&M University

Cox and his friends were at a 7-Eleven in Irving around 1:45am on Sunday.

Police say a girl in their group was being cat-called by three men in a white Kia Optima, while on her way out of the store.

The men in the group came to her defense and Cox tried to diffuse the situation.

'Knowing him, he was trying to talk his way out of the situation,' his father, Reginald Henry, told Fox 4.

According to police, as Cox and his friends drove away, the suspect vehicle followed. The car eventually pulled up alongside the five boys and shots were fired.

Three of the boys were hit, including Cox who took a bullet to his head and side. He died hours later at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

In a press release, Irving detectives said they are working to provide suspect information. Police believe the suspect's vehicle to be a newer model white sedan.

Cox was out with four friends at a 7-Eleven at 1:45am on Sunday when a girl in his friend group was cat-called by a man in a white sedan (pictured). Cox stepped in to diffuse the situation and drove away with his friends (in black car, pictured). The white car followed the group and, when they pulled alongside them, fired shots

The teen took a bullet to his head and to the side, and died from his injuries. A vigil will be held at Carter High School on Monday night at 7pm (Cox pictured at graduation with his mother).

Cox was a popular teen at Carter High School, who won Prom King, and was named Homecoming King, Most Popular, Best-Looking and Best All-Around.

Henry says his son was always sticking up for others, always trying to be kind and make peace.

'He just wanted to do the right thing, wanted to achieve, just tried so hard. I was real proud of him,' he said.

'You know, he was my only son. That was it. He has siblings and they look up to him and they were just so happy for him just to see him happy.

'It's just over. It feels like a part of me is just hurt.'

Cox had plans to play college football at Navarro College or Prairie View A&M University. Henry says he hopes his son's legacy will inspire others to 'keep pushing and achieving'.

A vigil will be held at Carter High School on Monday night at 7pm. The other two boys who were shot have survived and are recovering.


DailyMail

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