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Dallas teen shot dead hours after graduation after protecting female companion from catcalls

May 29, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Dallas teen shot dead hours after graduation after protecting female companion from catcalls

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A teen who was ready to play football in college was killed mere hours after his high school graduation.

LeDajrick Cox, 18, was out with four of his friends celebrating his graduation when he was fatally shot in Irving, Texas, on Sunday.

Authorities are asking for any information about the suspects and are on the hunt for a white Kia Optima that was seen in surveillance footage.

Cox and his friends were at a 7-Eleven in Irving just before 2 am on Sunday.

LeDajrick Cox, 18 above, was shot and killed just hours after graduating from Carter High School in Dallas, Texas

Investigators revealed that a girl in their group was being cat-called by three men in the white Kia while she was walking out of the store, Fox News4 reported.

The men in the group tried to defend her and Cox tried to diffuse the situation.

“Knowing him, he was trying to talk his way out of the situation,” his father, Reginald Henry, said.

Cox was set to play college football at Navarro College or Prairie View A&M University

Police indicated that Cox and his friends drove away, the vehicle followed them. The car then pulled up next to them and opened fire.

Three of the boys were struck, including Cox who was shot in the head and side. He succumbed hours later in Dallas.

Cox was a popular student at Carter High School, who was named Prom King, Homecoming King, Most Popular, Best-Looking, and Best All-Around.

The teen was planing to play college football at Navarro College or Prairie View A&M University.

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