Metro Youth President: Alleged Shooter Did Not Work For Us, He Was A Volunteer

By John W. Davis

August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 11:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - New information about one of the alleged shooting outside Sunday's Metro Youth Sports football game.

League President Jim Winters told Indiana's NewsCenter that 18-year-old Calvin Bracey did not work for the youth league.

Winters said Bracey was a new volunteer who helped keep track of first downs on the field of play.

However, Metro Youth Sports Volunteer Jan'Nae Tanner reported to police that Bracey worked for the league.

Tanner said he misspoke and that the 18-year-old was in his second day of volunteering.

"He was just a volunteer, the kids that we have out here we just try to give them something to do. We give them a few dollars for helping out but it's not like he's on payroll or anything like that where he's getting an actual check paycheck.

League President Jim Winters said Bracey received a five dollar stipend and free items at the concession stand.

Meanwhile, safety concerns remain a buzz in the community, so Indiana's NewsCenter wanted to know what Metro Youth Sports is doing to keep their young football players safe.

We have learned the league is comprised of 30 football and cheerleading teams with players ranging from seven to 12 years old.

"We're going to have adequate security between Fort Wayne Community Schools and Metro Youth Sports to make sure that we have the security we need to have to protect our children and to protect our parents," said Metro Youth Sports President Jim Winters.

The "adequate security" will come in the form of at least two uniformed Fort Wayne Police Officers.

The officers will be paid for to perform security details by the Metro Youth Sports league.

Organizers admit that 18-year-old Calvin Bracey got into a fight with another teenager and was kicked out of the game.

They say Bracey then called his family and minutes later the shooting took place outside of the gated field at the intersection of Warren and Pittsburgh near Memorial Park Middle School.

No one was hurt.

Meanwhile, Bracey was arrested and released on $3,000 dollars bond.

Fort Wayne Police are still looking for two other alleged shooters in a blue and gray van.




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