Reported By: Britt L
Thursday night at a Greenville County Little League football game in South Carolina, 15-year-old Trayvon Dodd was remembered with a small tribute honoring the young teens death.
Dodd was shot to death by his 12-year-old best friend on Wednesday, September 11 in his backyard at 1 Woodleigh Drive in Taylors, an area in South Carolina. At about 6:16 P.M., police arrived at the scene to find Dodd dead with at least one gun shot wound. The unidentified 12-year-old boy was holding a gun.
The 12-year-old was charged with involuntary manslaughter and taken to the Greenville county law enforcement center where investigators spoke to him the day of the shooting. There has been no word on how the young boy acquired the gun to shoot 15-year-old Dodd. Since the incident, the boy has been released to the custody of his parents.
At Sterling Field, the Put Down the Guns Young People organization presented Dodd’s mother and father with a football under dimly lit stadium lights. The crowd paused for a moment of silence after a spokesperson for the organization declared that they were only there to spread one message to the parents, and that was to “Keep guns out of the hands of our kids.”
On Sunday, Trayvon’s mother Latora Dodd held a rally outside of the family home in Taylors. More than 100 people came together in support of Dodd’s mother. Protesters called the march “Rally for Justice for Trayvon Dodd.”