Too much gun violence is happening in our country.
Too many senseless deaths.
We have to do something. 19-year-old kids shouldn’t be shot to death in their cars. That is just a horrible way to die.
Here is what we know about the death.
A Lenoir-Rhyne football player was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a Hickory apartment complex.
Police said 19-year-old Omari Drovon Alexander was found with multiple gunshot wounds while in the driver’s seat of a black 2015 Chevrolet Camaro. Officers said the engine was still running in the parking lot of the Civitan Court Apartments.
Officers responded around 1 a.m. and he was pronounced dead by medical responders at the scene.
Lenoir-Rhyne officials confirmed Alexander was on the football team.
Alexander was listed on Lenoir-Rhyne’s roster as a 6-foot-1 tight end, redshirt freshman, from Charlotte. He went to high school at Mallard Creek.
“Omari was a special young man who had a bright future. He will always be remembered fondly by his teammates and the LR community,” Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate said in a statement.
There will be a memorial service on Monday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. in PE Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir-Rhyne.
There are no suspects at the moment, but if you have any information, you should call Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator David Moore directly at 828-261-2686 or [email protected]
There is no information on what the motive was for the murder, but it certainly seems like he was set up because of the way he was shot.
Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and hopefully, they will catch the killer or killers because they don’t need to be on the streets. This is very sad.
Flip the page for a news video of the murder and more information about Alexander. Please put the guns down and stop killing our own people.