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Waco University High basketball player identified as fatal shooting victim: Police

Posted at 1:34 PM, Feb 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 07:19:41-05

WACO, Texas — Police have identified the 16-year-old Waco boy who was shot and killed Sunday night.

Drevion Booker, a sophomore basketball player at University High School, died from injuries sustained when he was shot in a Waco neighborhood, according to the Waco Police Department.

Officers responded around 9 p.m. to the 700 Block of Ruby Avenue after reports of a shooting.

Upon arrival, Booker was discovered with an apparent gunshot wound.

He was then transported to a local hospital where he later died.

"Our hearts are heavy as we lost one of our own over the weekend. Please keep the Booker family, University HS, and Trojan Basketball in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Bean. We know you’ll be looking down on us in the playoffs Tuesday," a @WacoUbasketball tweet said Monday.

Waco ISD released a statement, saying the district is "deeply saddened" to learn of the teen's death.

"On behalf of Waco ISD, I express our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and classmates of Drevion during this very difficult time,” Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon said in the release.

The district said he "lit up a room with his smile."

"He planned to graduate in 2024 and will be sorely missed by all who knew him," Waco ISD said, noting "anyone in need of support is encouraged to utilize the counseling resources made available" by the district.

This is the fifth murder investigation this year, according to Waco police.