PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A 16-year-old Allen High School student was fatally shot at a house party in Plano Saturday night.
Allen ISD identified the student as Marquel Ellis, Jr., a sophomore football player.
Plano police said around 10 p.m. Nov. 16, officers were sent to a shots fired call in the 3200 block of Peachtree Lane, where they determined several individuals were kicked out of a party and then fired into the home when they left.
Ellis was struck and later taken to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.
Neighbor of the Plano house, Renee McMenamy, said at first she thought she heard fireworks, but later realized it was gunshots.
“Before I walked down there, I could hear a girl saying to the boy, ‘Baby, please just breathe. Just breathe,'” McMenamy said. “And my heart just broke.”
Allen’s Head Football Coach Terry Gambill said Ellis was a great kid who loved sports and got along with everybody. He played on both JV and varsity football teams.
Marquel Ellis – Eagle for Life! pic.twitter.com/LuiX2KlgSx
— Allen Eagles Football (@alleneaglesfb) November 17, 2019
Counselors will be available for students and staff at the school Monday morning.
This is an ongoing investigation.