McKinley High issues statement over slain former QB Bryant Lee

McKinley High issues statement over slain former QB Bryant Lee

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - McKinley High School in Baton Rouge has issued a statement on the shooting death of recent graduate and former starting quarterback Bryant Lee.

The school issued in this statement:

The entire faculty and staff at McKinley Senior High School wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bryant Lee. Bryant was an 18-year old dedicated scholar who put his academics above his job as the leader of our football team. Bryant transferred to McKinley High School from Scotlandville his sophomore year, and joined the Panther football team as quarterback.

Lee was shot in the head early Saturday morning, May 13, in the 1100 block of Sparrow St, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. McKinley head football coach Ken Hilton said Lee was on his way home after a party.

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He later died at Our Lady of the Lake hospital from the injuries he sustained, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner.

The motive is unknown at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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