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16-year-old killed when shots fired into Dallas-area home

Posted at 6:40 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 19:53:24-05

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there.

Plano police say the shooting happened Saturday evening. The nearby Allen Independent School District identified the teen killed as Allen High School sophomore Marquel Ellis Jr.

Plano police say they arrested 17-year-old Kemond Smith of Forney, Texas, and charged him Monday with murder. He’s been booked into the Plano city jail without bond.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Allen High School head coach Terry Gambill told The Dallas Morning News that Ellis, who played wide receiver, was on the varsity roster but also played on the junior varsity team to get more playing time.