YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WPTA21) - Coaches and players connected to North Side High School's football team prepared Wednesday evening to release balloons and celebrate the life of 19-year-old Theo Redmond Jr., a former standout defensive player for the Legends, who was shot and killed Tuesday in Ohio.
The young man was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 2000 block of Salt Springs Road in Youngstown, Ohio, according to a press release from the Youngstown Police Department.
The coroner's office in Mahoning County Ohio identified the victim as Theaplus Redmond Jr.
North Side officials also confirmed Redmond's death on social media.
So far there haven't been any arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
The North Side Legends Twitter account on Wednesday noted the impact Redmond's death has had at the school, which is offering support for those in need.
Redmond is seen in the above 2019 highlights clip wearing number 9 for the North Side Legends.
We're told Redmond had been living with his father in Youngstown, which is near the Pennsylvania border, since sometime after he graduated in June 2020.
The shooting happened at a residence on the westside of Youngstown a little after 1 am Tuesday.
There were other people at the home, but Redmond was apparently the only one to be hit by gunfire.
North Side Coach Michael Brevard told us Redmond earned some all-state honors in 2019 for his play as a defensive lineman.
Brevard said he had boundless energy on the football field, a place where he always shined.
"He had his run-ins here with administration, where we fought to keep him on this football field, despite circumstances, because this is where he felt at home, at peace. And we used the game of football to help mold Theo, and tonight, we're going to have a balloon release to celebrate him," Brevard said.
Police have not shared what might have sparked the shooting, and have not said if there are any suspects in the investigation.