La polizia della Florida indaga sulla morte di un giocatore di baseball del college trovato a colpi d'arma da fuoco in un appartamento fuori dal campus

La polizia della Florida indaga sulla morte di un giocatore di baseball del college trovato a colpi d'arma da fuoco in un appartamento fuori dal campus

Florida authorities have launched an investigation after a Università baseball player was found shot dead inside his off-campus apartment in West Palm Beach Sunday.

The body of 21-year-old Derek Becker was found inside his apartment on Community Drive not far from the Keiser University’s flagship campus, where he played on the Seahawk baseball team. È stato dichiarato morto sul posto. A quest'ora, his cause of death appears to be gunfire, West Palm Beach Police told Fox News.

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Sgt. David Lefont, a spokesman for the department, declined to give more information about the investigation at this time.

An unfortunate death occurred over the holiday break and Keiser University is mourning the loss of one of our own Derek Becker,” Dott. Arthur Keiser, the CEO and Chancellor of Keiser University, disse, adding that Beckerwas taken from us too early this past weekend.

His baseball coach, Brooke Fordyce, said Beckerwas not only a standout baseball player, but an exceptional friend and associate to those whose lives he touched,” according to Keiser’s statement.

Derek Becker graduated from Cohoes High School, near Albany, New York

Derek Becker graduated from Cohoes High School, near Albany, New York (Google Street View)

Our hearts and prayers go out to Derek’s family and we will continue providing them with all the assistance and support needed,” Keiser said. “We will celebrate the life of this extraordinary young man during the upcoming 2021 baseball season which will be designated in his honor.

Let me assure you that we are working with authorities to provide assistance and support,” Egli ha detto. “While this incident occurred at an off-campus apartment complex, ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, and staff of the greater Keiser University community remains our primary focus. Grief counselors are being provided and we encourage all who may be experiencing sadness to reach out immediately.

Becker transferred from Iona University, where his athletics bio said he was named after Yankees star and Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter, il Miami Herald segnalato.

He graduated from Cohoes High School, near Albany, New York. The high school athletic director, Jeff Huneau, said the school was devastated to hear about the death of Becker, who he described asan extremely hard worker, the ultimate competitor, a fantastic athlete, and a great young man.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” Huneau said.

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