Former Missouri high school football star fatally shot

4 months 1 week 2 days ago Monday, July 09 2018 Jul 9, 2018 Monday, July 09, 2018 2:25:00 PM CDT July 09, 2018 in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Producer, The Associated Press

COLUMBIA — Authorities have detained a juvenile in the deadly shooting of a former high school football star in Columbia.

Police say 20-year-old Rovon Blocker, of Columbia, was shot Saturday night. Blocker was a star defensive lineman for Battle High School in 2016 and had signed with Coffeyville Community College in southeast Kansas.

Police said in a news release that the juvenile who was detained was "directly linked to the shooting." No other information was immediately released, including the juvenile's age.

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