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Former high school football player, JROTC 15-year-old shot, killed

A 15-year-old was shot and killed in Alabama during the early hours of Dec. 24.
Jakorian Smith, who police said was an innocent bystander in what appeared to be an apartment shooting, had played on the Baker High School (Mobile, Ala.) freshman football team and had taken the first steps toward a military career by joining JROTC, according to FOX10.
Around 2:30 a.m., police found Smith with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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Rory Smith, 30, and India Nelson, 25, were arrested on charges of murder, shooting into an occupied building and criminal mischief first degree, according to MyNBC15.
Police told FOX10 that the two suspects had dated in the past.
Their relationship to the victim was unclear, though Nelson told the outlet that she did not know the 15-year-old.

'Just devastated': Indiana HS football player killed in car crash

Southport High School student athlete Rashawn Haskins has died from injuries suffered in a car crash, school officials confirmed Sunday.
Southport High School (Indianapolis) head football coach Brandon Winters told IndyStar that the crash involved both Haskins and his sister. He added that family members were informed that Haskins’ sister, Briana, is expected to survive.
The crash happened about 10 p.m. Saturday at U.S. 31 and Main Street in Greenwood, Greenwood Police Assistant Chief Matt Fillenwarth said Monday.
Haskins, 18, was in the front passenger seat, his unidentified 17-year-old girlfriend was driving, Fillenwarth said. His sister was in the back seat and injured.
Their vehicle was turning left when it was struck by a Jeep traveling north on U.S. 31., Fillenwarth said. The Jeep’s driver had a green light, but Fillenwarth said it was not immediately clear if the other vehicle had an arrow or may have been turning on the green.
Fillenwarth did not have information about injuries to others involved in the crash.
“We’re just devastated. We love Rashawn,” Winters said. “He’s a great kid. He’s been through a lot of adversity in his life, and he has always done it with a smile on his face. He’s very positive, and we’re going to miss him so much. There aren’t words to explain it.”
Read the rest of the article at the IndyStar.