Funeral arrangements made for star football player shot outside of Dave & Busters in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Funeral arrangements were announced for the teen who was shot and killed as he walked out of Dave & Buster’s at Sugarloaf Mill Mall on Oct. 5.

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Elijah DeWitt, 18, was a star football player who was a senior at Jefferson High School in Jackson County.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Arena at Jefferson High School. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Jefferson Church, located at 267 Mahaffey St. in Jefferson.


Last week, Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlins talked to DeWitt’s mother, Dawn DeWitt, who said that, though police initially said her son knew his killer, she now thinks he was a random victim.

“I wish we could say there was a fight or something like that, but he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time,” DeWitt said. “I talked to the detective today, and he was not friends with them.”

Two Gwinnett County teenagers, 19-year-old Chandler Richardson and 18-year-old and Kemare Bryan, were arrested in Anderson, South Carolina, days after the shooting. They are now facing murder charges.

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