Navarro College Football Signee Ledajrick Rajae Cox Dies After Shooting

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2017

A football is shown next to a Salute to Service symbol on an end zone pylon before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Recent Carter High School graduate and Navarro College football signee Ledajrick Rajae Cox died after being shot following an argument at a 7-Eleven in Irving, Texas, on Sunday morning, according to CBS DFW.

Per that report, "Someone shot into a sedan, which struck three of the five people in the car. A woman from that car flagged down officers. The three victims were transported to Parkland Hospital. The second victim remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the third has been released."

According to police (via Eline de Bruijn and Claire Z. Cardona of the Dallas Morning News), the argument started in the parking lot, perhaps because a man spoke to one of the women in the car with Cox. The car with Cox and his friends then left but was followed by a white sedan, which pulled up next to it. "At least one person inside fired multiple shots into their vehicle and fled," per Bruijn and Cardona.

Cox had graduated Saturday. He was named prom king and homecoming king as well as most popular, best looking and best all-around in his class, according to KDFW Fox 4.

"We all had dreams for him," his stepfather, Sam Johnson, told CBS DFW. "I just want to encourage the people who did this to come forward and turn yourself in."

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