Dutch Fork High student stabbed to death during fight after basketball game
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Lexington Police officers say a Dutch Fork High School student was killed in a fight off campus following the Dutch Fork vs. Lexington High School basketball game.
Police say they were called to a parking lot next to the Cook Out on Main Street in downtown Lexington late Monday night and found 17-year-old DaVon Capers wounded. He was immediately transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. Chief Terrence Green said they do have suspects in mind and will be talking to them.
According to Green, the fight stemmed from an argument that started after the boy's basketball game at Lexington High School earlier in the evening.
Capers was a senior linebacker on Dutch Fork's state championship football team.
Lexington High School's athletic director and head football coach said via Twitter there didn't appear to be any trouble at the game. "happened off campus I have no clue...there was absolutely ZERO problem @ game, before during or after...seamless...," wrote Stepp.
He also offered his support to the school. "Thoughts & prayers out to the entire Dutch Fork community for their loss...we are all praying for you," wrote Stepp.
District Superintendent Stephen Hefner released the following statement Tuesday morning:
"The entire District Five family is saddened to learn of the death of one of its students. DaVon Nathaniel Capers was a senior at Dutch Fork High School and a member of the football team. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the student's family as law enforcement officials continue their investigation into his untimely death. Plans are underway to have grief counselors available for students and staff needing assistance as we all come to terms with this tragedy."
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lexington Police Department with the investigation.
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