An 18-year-old from Dallas has been reported dead after he was shot while celebrating his high school graduation.
According to Irving Police, the teenager, LeDajrick Cox was out with a group of friends, three guys and one girl, early Sunday morning to celebrate his graduation from Carter High School Saturday.
The recent graduate, who was voted most popular and set to play college football, tried to come to the girl’s defense and an argument ensued and the group Cox was with decided to leave.
As their car drove away, the suspects in the Kia Optima followed and opened fire on the vehicle and Cox was hit in the head and his side, and died hours later at Parkland Hospital.
His father Reginald Henry told Fox;
“He just wanted to do the right thing, wanted to achieve, just tried so hard,” “You know, he was my only son. That was it. … It’s just over. It feels like a part of me is just hurt.”
Police are still searching for the three suspects involved in the shooting.