Former Luers Football Standout Killed In Sunday Night Shooting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Emma Koch
By Corinne Rose

April 1, 2013 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 9:53 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Five shootings over the weekend leave two men dead and two others in critical condition.

19-year old Montez Brooks was one of the ones who died from his injuries. He had been a standout on the Bishop Luers football team.

The defensive player -- number 15 -- transfered to Bishop Luers with his brother Jamarquay, who is a senior this year and also plays for the team.

Montez had been at Snider High School before that, and did not finish his senior year at Luers last year.

Saturday night, he was dropped off at Parkview Hospital, then transferred to Parkview Regional Medical Center, where he died within an hour from at least one gunshot wound.

Luers principal Mary Keefer tells us Brooks had a huge smile and an even bigger hug.

"He was kind of known for his big bear hugs. He was a big, big guy, kind of square rather than tall and lanky. And he gave great hugs," Keefer said.

Keefer was hoping to pay her respects to Brooks' family soon.

"I am so sorry, we pray for your family, we pray for his soul. It's so sad, somebody so young's life is cut so short. It's just painful for everybody who knew him and loved him and cared about him," Keefer said.

The case has been frustrating for detectives, since Brooks was dropped off at the hospital, so there wasn't initially a crime scene to investigate.

If you know anything or have heard anything about this shooting or any others, you can always call Crimestoppers, anonymously, at 436-STOP. You could get paid for your tip.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Montez Brooks, 19, a former football player with Bishop Luers High School has been named as the second fatality in this weekends shootings.

A little after 7:00 p.m. Sunday someone dropped off Brooks, 19, suffering from a gunshot wound at Parkview Hospital on Randallia Drive.

Brooks was transferred to another Fort Wayne hospital, and later died. According to The Journal Gazette, police say they were told the shooting may have happened near Smith and Oxford streets.

The Allen County Coroner confirmed that this is the 14th homicide this year.




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