Football Star Murdered

Family mourns high school athlete

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    Jamiel Shaw Jr., 17, shown in an undated photo in his Romans football team uniform at Los Angeles High School. The high school student was gunned down on a sidewalk a few yards from his home in what authorities are calling a random, unprovoked gang attack.

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    March 11: Friends and teammates react during Jamiel Shaw Jr.'s funeral service. A reputed street gang member was charged with murder in the killing of Shaw, 17, a standout running back at Los Angeles High School, which came amid an outbreak of gang-related violence that has victimized schoolchildren and teens around the city.

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    March 11: Family members of Jamiel Shaw Jr. react during funeral services in Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Young men dressed in football jerseys file past the casket at the funeral service for Jamiel Shaw Jr., 17, a standout running back at Los Angeles High School who was shot close to his home in the Crenshaw area of Los Angeles on March 2.

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    March 11: A family member wears a button with the photo of teen football star Jamiel Shaw wearing his football jersey during a funeral service at the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Jamiel Shaw’s father, Jamiel Shaw Sr., right, and his wife, Anita Shaw, arrive with their son for Jamiel's funeral service at the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Students from Los Angeles High School arrive for the funeral of their friend, standout football player Jamiel Shaw, at the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Los Angeles' Tenth Council District member Herb Wesson Jr., second from left, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, at podium, and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, far right, take questions from the media during a news conference regarding the arrest of an alleged gang member in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old football star Jamiel Shaw, at City Hall in Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, right, shows a lower homicide rate chart as he takes questions from the media during a news conference regarding the arrest of an alleged gang member in connection with the slaying of 17-year-old football star Jamiel Shaw, at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

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    March 11: Los Angeles Police officers tour around the West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles while a funeral service for teen football star Jamiel Shaw was being held inside the cathedral.

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    March 4: Family members and friends mourn the shooting death of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, outside his home in Los Angeles.

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    March 4: Jamiel Shaw Sr, mourns the shooting death of his son Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, during a vigil outside their home in Los Angeles.

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    March 4: Endia Eglin, 16, Donna Hishawis, 15, Alexis Spears, 15, Chrystale Miles, 16, Cassandra Koehn, 15, and Shayanne Miles, 6, mourn the shooting death of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, outside his home.

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    March 4: Neighbors and friends mourn the shooting death of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, outside his home in Los Angeles.

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    March 4: Friends mourn the shooting death of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, outside his home in Los Angeles.

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    March 4: A wall inside the home of of Shaw family is decorated with athletic trophies, medals and photographs of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star shot to death in an unprovoked gang attack.

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    March 4: Jamiel Shaw Sr. recounts how he heard the shots that killed his son outside their home as her joins family members and friends to mourn the shooting death of his son.

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    March 4: Jamiel Shaw Sr. mourns the shooting death of his son Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, outside their home in Los Angeles.

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    March 4: Unidentified children pray for Jamiel Shaw Jr., a 17-year-old Los Angeles High School football star, who was shot last Sunday outside his home in Los Angeles during a vigil.

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