By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
At least two former college football players were killed during the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. Former Boise State Broncos player Greg Grimes was shot and killed early Monday morning.
Grimes died following a shooting outside a nightclub in Sacramento, California.
Former Holy Cross Crusaders football player Damion Baker was also shot and killed. He was 25.
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An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to the Holy Cross athletic website, Baker was shot in a double shooting early Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.
“Heartbroken to hear the news of Damion Baker’s passing,” Robert Chesney said in a tweet. “A tragic, senseless, and cowardly act that leaves everyone Damion touched empty and saddened.
“Damion’s spirit, enthusiasm, and smile will forever be remembered by ALL of us at @HCrossFB.”
Baker was shot at approximately 3:14 am local time on Cerre Street. A woman was also shot in the incident.
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He was found with gunshot wounds, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.
The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.
“Words cannot express how we are feeling as a community,” Christian Brothers Football said in a tweet. “DBake 17 was a tremendous person, teammate, and leader. You’ll never be forgotten. @DamionBaker_. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family.”
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