MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – Family, friends and teammates came together on Saturday to remember and say goodbye to a rising football star who lost his young life.
The mother of 17-year-old Josh Ancrum, who had already received college scholarship offers, says he was shot and killed over a video game.READ MORE: Florida Senate Passes Scaled-Back Emergency Fund
“I don’t know what happened or what transpired, I just know these two boys lives are over,” Lisa Alvarez said.
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A lot of young men wanted to follow Ancrum and looked up to him, including his head coach.
“The way I live my life, let him live through me, is continuing,” said Carol City football coach Benedict Hyppolite. “To make sure that each and every day that I wake up in a put my feet on the ground.”
But even with the happy memories of the affable young man, his death brought many to tears.MORE NEWS: Fired Former Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo Files Lawsuit Against City, Commissioners, City Manager
Ancrum’s 16-year-old friend that pulled the trigger is being charged with aggravated manslaughter.