12-year-old cousin of slain Tenn. football hero Zaevion Dobson shot dead after anti-violence basketball game

12-year-old cousin of slain Tenn. football hero Zaevion Dobson shot dead after anti-violence basketball game

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12-year-old cousin of slain Tenn. football hero Zaevion Dobson shot dead after anti-violence basketball game

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In a tragic twist to an already devastating story, the 12-year-old cousin of late Tennessee hero Zaevion Dobson was shot dead late Saturday after leaving a high school basketball game, which was itself ironically was dedicated to the fight against youth violence.

As reported by the Associated Press, Jajuan Latham, also of Knoxville, was shot and killed in his father’s car when a bullet from a drive-by struck him. The drive-by shooting came after an anti-violence basketball game at Fulton High, where Dobson starred before his untimely death saving female classmates during another drive-by. The game was hosted by former Tennessee star Bobby Maze — The Bobby Maze Celebrity Basketball Game — whose young cousin died four years due to gun violence.

According to Knoxville USA TODAY TEGNA partner WBIR, much of the larger Knoxville community came together to honor Latham’s memory at the park outside where the shots were fired that struck and killed the Bearden Middle Schooler.