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Star Montgomery athlete Shaquille Johnson killed in shooting

Shaquille Johnson was the 2015 Fever Star Athlete of the Year. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Shaquille Johnson was the 2015 Fever Star Athlete of the Year. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Montgomery police have identified the victim in Sunday morning's fatal shooting in Capitol Heights as 20-year-old Shaquille Johnson.

Authorities were called to the scene in the 1800 block Winona Avenue just before 9 a.m. Sunday. Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

When first responders arrived on the scene, Johnson was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Johnson was a star athlete in Montgomery while in high school. He led the Lee High School Generals to the playoffs in 2015. Johnson passed for a school record 2,585 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2015, rushing for over 500 yards and 14 touchdowns

WSFA 12 News named Johnson the 2015 Fever Star Athlete of the Year.

On National Signing Day 2016, Johnson signed a scholarship to play with Coffeyville Community College.

Lee High School head football coach Tyrone Rogers said Johnson was a student at Trenholm State Community College and working towards enrolling at Alabama State University.

"If the City of Montgomery thought Shaquille was a good player he was even more of a Greater Person. This is truly a tragedy that's rock our community.  Our hearts and prayers goes out to the family," Rogers said in a text message Sunday.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation. No other details were released.

Anyone with information about this case should call CrimeStoppers at 215-STOP, Secret Witness at 625-4000 or MPD at 625-2831. 

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