South Florida basketball star dies after being shot in leg while taking out trash

South Florida basketball star dies after being shot in leg while taking out trash

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South Florida basketball star dies after being shot in leg while taking out trash

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Marquise Warren, a star for Miami Beach High in Florida, was shot in the leg while taking out the garbage and died outside his home in Northeast Miami-Dade County, according to multiple reports.

“I’m a father figure for all my kids but he was the first point guard I had and the best. I talked to him most,” coach Jacob Shaw told CBS Miami. “Every kid has a shot at making it to the NBA with his work ethic and talent and skills. He could have made it to the NBA or overseas. His talent was a lot higher than a lot of kids in Dade County.”

Warren, now 20, graduated in 2014. He averaged 11 points, 8.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 steals as a senior for a team that went 23-6 in 2013-14.

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Shaw said Warren was preparing to leave for college in West Palm Beach in the next few weeks. Shaw said at least four schools had offered Warren a scholarship.

The bullet hit an artery, causing significant blood loss. Warren died at the hospital.

“He was a very special young man,” Joy Cooper, a family friend, told CBS Miami. “His passion was basketball, that’s all he cared about, basketball and going off to college and going to the NBA – and someone stole his dream from him.”

Police are investigating the incident with no motive or shooter identified to this point.

“I think it was random or mistaken identity. The kid was not in trouble at all. He was about playing basketball and as a team, we didn’t deal with that stuff,” said Shaw.

 

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