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Funeral services set for teen shooting victim

Funeral services set for teen shooting victim

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Funeral plans have been made for a Texarkana teen killed from an apparent accidental gunshot wound.

The shooting happened Saturday, May 25th, in the 300 block of Park Place Street in Texarkana, Arkansas.

The 14-year old boy was a student on the Texas-side at Liberty Eylau Middle School.
He would have graduated from the 8th grade on Friday, May 31st.
Instead, his funeral will be held Saturday in the high school gym.

"Deontre is one of those students alot of people would like to have," said Matt Fry, LEISD Media Coordinator. "He's in all the honors classes. He was an athlete on the football field, and he was in band."
Fry says the 14-year old was short in stature, but had a big personality.

School officials say the family notified them shortly after the accident happened.

"According to the young man's father, the boy (Noble) and his younger brother were playing with a gun and he somehow ended up getting shot," said Fry.
Texarkana, Arkansas police have not released any details about what happened.

Meanwhile, Liberty Eylau ISD counselors and area ministers are helping students and staff cope with the tragedy.

Fry says hundreds of people from the community have expressed their condolences and sent prayers to the family via the school's facebook page.

"It's a tragedy anytime you lose a student, but when you lose someone who made that big of an impact on those around him, it's something that will be felt for quite awhile," said Fry.

Some students have planned a tribute for Deontre at the 8th grade graduation ceremony on Friday.

His funeral will be Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. inside the Radar Dome on the Liberty Eylau High School campus.

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