Missouri State football player shot dead while trying to help family member in fight
LAS VEGAS — A Missouri State freshman football player died following a shooting in Las Vegas Saturday night, reports CBS affiliate KLAS.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said 18-year-old Richard Nelson died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police sources told KLAS that Nelson was trying to help a family member who was in a fight at the time of the shooting. The suspect and several other people involved in the fight left the scene in a vehicle before officers arrived.
Missouri State head coach Dave Steckel said in a statement that the team “is in shock and mourning.”
“Richard is like a son and a brother,” Steckel said. “It is a tragedy that he lost his life defending what is right.”
No arrests have been made in the case.