A college football player was shot and killed at a birthday party earlier this week.
According to CBS affiliate WHIO, 18-year-old Jonte Tinsley was shot and killed in Dayton on Sunday morning.
The report states Tinsley’s brother left the scene to flag down a state trooper to help get them to the hospital.
Here’s more from the report:
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the area of Daleview Avenue and Wampler Avenue for a shots fired call shortly before 1 a.m.
[The] incident occurred during a Sweet 16 birthday party attended by 80-100 people.
Tinsley’s brother, JeJuan, drove Jonte from the scene and flagged down a state trooper on the way to help his brother get to a hospital. He died at Grandview Medical Center.
Tinsley was headed into his sophomore year at Ohio Dominican, a Division II program in Ohio. He was a defensive back for the football team.
ODU released a statement about his passing:
“We are saddened to announce the passing of football student-athlete Jonte Tinsley over the weekend. Please join the entire ODU community in keeping Jonte and his family in your prayers during this difficult time,” the statement read.
Our thoughts are with the Tinsley family and ODU community.