Dallas Teen Set To Play College Football Murdered Hours After Graduation

After a brief altercation, Cox and the rest of his friends pulled out of the parking lot; however, the men in the Kia followed them, said police.

"Knowing him, he was trying to talk his way out of the situation", said Henry.

The suspect has not been located since fleeing the scene and Detectives say they are attempting to identify the three adult black males who were in a newer model white sedan as the persons responsible for the shooting.

The three victims were taken to a local hospital, where Cox later died. He died hours later at Parkland Hospital.

Cox was out with four friends, celebrating graduation.

Cox tried stopping the fight when it broke out at a gas station, according to his family, and he and his friends drove off.

Police say Ledajrick Rajae Cox, a football player from Carter High School, was killed when he was shot during an argument between groups in two cars at the 7-Eleven on Walnut Hill and Pleasant Run.

"He just wanted to do the right thing, wanted to achieve, just tried so hard", his father told Fox News.

"You know, he was my only son". That was it. He has siblings and they look up to him and they were just so happy for him just to see him happy", said his father, "It's just over. "I just want to encourage the people who did this to come forward and turn yourself in".

Cox planned to start Navarro College in the fall, where he would play football.

Per KDFW-TV, a vigil service will be held at Carter High School on Monday night.

Ledajrick Cox, 18, of Dallas, was fatally shot Sunday morning and two of his friends were wounded when a auto pulled up to their vehicle and a gunman opened fire, police said.

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