Stevens students gather to remember slain classmate
Daveon Jordan, 18, killed in Monday night shooting
SAN ANTONIO – The stands at Stevens High School's football stadium overflowed Thursday afternoon as hundreds of students attended an afternoon vigil for Daveon Jordan, 18, who was killed in a shooting Monday night.
"The kids here love each other and they wanted to do something for Daveon and his family," said Darryll Hemphill, head football coach who Daveon played for as a wide receiver. "We wanted to do something for him and his family and let him know that he was loved and cared for and we're here for the family."
"It let us know that these kids loved Daveon as much as we did and by them being out here showing support for Daveon will help us in the long run," said Daveon's maternal grandmother, Euraline Byrd.
Team captains from the football team also spoke before some of the crowd released balloons to the chant of "Long Live 2!" in reference to Jordan's jersey number.
"Just knowing that that part of your life is gone and you can't get it back, it hurts," said Patrick Weathersby, a senior defensive end.
The family will have a public viewing Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Sutton-Sutton & Woodard's Mortuary as well as another event at Heritage Duck Pond at 900 Ellison Drive South. That event will take place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Jordan's teammate Roderick Lee, who was also wounded in the shooting, is still recovering in the hospital. Police did not have any updates on the investigation.
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