HS QB Bryant Lee Shot & Killed at Graduation Party; 2nd Time Shot in Last 6 Months


McKinley High School is in mourning today after their star QB was gunned down for the second time in the last six months, but this time it tragically took his life.

A McKinley High School senior on the verge of graduating who had quarterbacked the school’s football team died of a gunshot wound Saturday, according to East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark.

McKinley football coach Ken Hilton confirmed that Bryant Lee, 18, was one of three people shot early Saturday. It was second time this school year Lee had been shot.

Saturday’s shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the 1100 block of Sparrow Street near Kingfisher Avenue and the other two victims suffered minor injuries, EMS spokesman Mike Chustz said. Lee was shot once in the head, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said.

McKneely said investigators did not have a motive or suspect in the shooting as of Saturday evening.

Lee was previously shot in the leg in a drive-by shooting in November, but was home the next day and told a reporter from The Advocate over the phone that he was doing fine.”

McKinley football coach Ken Hilton released this statement about Bryant Lee:

“This was not a young man who was in and out of trouble or some gang thing,” Hilton said. “It was a kid who in my eyes was a good kid. Everything he said was ‘no, sir’ or ‘yes, sir’ and shook your hand.”

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