15-Year-Old High School Football Player Killed Saving 3 Girls

Zaveon Dobson was shot and killed while trying to protect three young girls from a gunman.
1:20 | 12/19/15

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evenin a 15-year-old, a popular high school football player, risking his life to protect young girls as shots rang out. And the police chief fighting back tears. Here's Ron Claiborne. Reporter: Police say a group of teenagers had gathered on the front porch of this house when several gunmen approached. The police chief became emotional describing how dobson dove to protect three friends. Zaveon dobson, a 15-year-old Fulton high school student and football player, was struck and killed after he jumped on top of three girls to shield them. Reporter: At one point, the chief struggling to keep going. Sorry. To shield them from the shooter. Reporter: Those others were not hit by the gunfire. Tonight, the Fulton high football team putting out this photo honoring their fallen teammate. This was a fine, fine young man, who is a success story. Reporter: One of the alleged gunmen was shot and later died. One young man, killed trying to protect three friends.

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