Sunday, October 4, 2009

Arrest Made in Dealy Shooting of Queens Teen

Even though I wrote this before the arrest was made, it still felt it was necessary to post. Glad an arrest was made, but at the same time wish this all could have been avoided. Two families now needs our prayers. ………

I remember when I coached for a youth organization on the Southside of Queens, NY. I was lucky enough to coach a quarterback who reminded me of myself of my playing days. Honestly he was a lot better than I was at his age, but our offensive, leadership, and quarterback thinking was very similar. I identified with Ricky Williams or “Pretty Ricky” as they called him. Unfortunately Ricky was murdered by another teenager over something stupid. Two families affected. I lost my little man at the age of 17 and the other teenager was eventually caught and will have to do some long time.

This past Friday 13 year old Kevin Miller was brutally murdered and early reports are saying it was another teenager was at the other end of the gun that pulled the trigger. Current reports are they have someone in custody. Now I didn’t know Kevin, but I know his mother is going through the same thing Ricky’s mother was going through. My prayers are with her and her family.

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