Former Luers football player among weekend shooting victims

Montez Brooks speaks with NewsChannel 15 in November 2011.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One of the victims in the weekend shootings has been identified as Montez Antonio Brooks.  Bishop Luers Head Football Coach Kyle Lindsay confirmed that Brooks had played football for the Knights in 2010 and 2011.

Brooks, 19, was dropped off at Parkview Hospital Randallia around 7:00 p.m. Sunday with an apparent gunshot wound. He was declared dead shortly after being transferred to Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Investigators are unsure exactly where the shooting happened. Police dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 officers searched the area around Oxford and Smith Streets for a possible scene. When NewsChannel 15 arrived in that area, some officers were leaving, but no crime tape had been set up.

Brooks played for the Knights as a middle linebacker his junior and senior year.  He transferred from Snider High School after his sophomore year with the panthers.

Brooks was part of the Bishop Luers class of 2012.  According to Lindsay, he was still trying to complete credits in order to graduate.

The Allen County coroner has ruled Brooks’ death a homicide.  The teen’s death marks the 14 th homicide in Allen County so far in 2013.

There were five shootings in Allen County over Easter weekend. Two died (including Brooks), two were critically hurt, and one person was listed in fair condition.

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