An 18-year-old standout soccer player in New Jersey was shot to death and police say a 20-year-old man has been charged with his murder.
Around 9:30 p.m. on June 6, police were called to the area of Underhill Sports Complex in Maplewood, New Jersey, on reports of a shooting, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.
Once at the scene, officers found Moussa Fofana, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound, officials said.
Fofana was pronounced dead at the scene around 10:30 p.m., according to authorities.
Officials said a second man was treated at an area hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
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In July, officials offered a $50,000 reward for information regarding the deadly shooting of Fofana.
On Aug.5, Yohan Hernandez, was arrested and charged in connection to the murder of Fofana, authorities said.
Hernandez was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in addition to the murder charge, police said.
Family and friends started a GoFundMe page for Fofana's family after his death. It has raised about $130,000 as of Aug. 9.
"This young man was so bright and had big aspirations of becoming a professional soccer player, the community and I are lost for words," a friend wrote.
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