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Dallas teen shot and killed defending a girl against harassment, just hours after high school graduation: Police

A Dallas teenager with a promising future was gunned down this weekend after an altercation at a gas station involving a group of men and a young woman they were reportedly bothering.

LeDajrick Cox, 18, was shot and killed early Sunday morning while out celebrating his high school graduation with friends. According to Fox 4, police said Cox had been at a 7-11 store in Irving when three men in a white Kia pulled up and began catcalling the female in Cox’s group.

Cox reportedly came to the girl’s defense and confronted the men harassing her, and an argument ensued. Cox and his friends drove away from the 7-11 but the suspects followed behind, and began shooting at the vehicle. Cox was struck in the head by a bullet and later died at a local hospital.

Two other men in the car were also shot, but are expected to survive.

The gunmen are still on the loose, and police believe one of the men in the group was captured on surveillance camera inside the store. They are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect.

Cox was a popular and successful student at┬áDavid W. Carter High School. According to the Dallas News, he was a member of the football and track and field teams, and was voted prom king and Homecoming king. He was headed to Navarro College in the fall, where he was expected to play for the school’s football team.


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