Teen Dies From Injuries Suffered in Shooting at High School Basketball Game

KRLD Sunday Morning News
January 19, 2020 - 10:14 am

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DALLAS (NBC DFW) - The 18-year-old shot at a Dallas ISD basketball game last week died Saturday from his injuries, police say.

Marc Strickland, who was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after the shooting at Ellis Davis Field House, died at about 2:59 p.m. Saturday, Dallas police said.

Police said the charge against the 15-year-old arrested in connection to the shooting was upgraded from aggravated assault to murder.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. Jan. 11 during a basketball game between Kimball and South Oak Cliff high schools.

The day following the shooting, Dallas police identified three persons of interests -- all juveniles -- and the 15-year-old now charged with murder turned himself in.

Investigators said the shooting took place after an altercation broke out inside field house. A Dallas ISD police officer was grazed by a fragment and had injuries that were not life-threatening.

Read more at NBC DFW here.