|Former San Lorenzo High Student Found Shot to Death||| Print ||
|Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:57|
By Amy Sylvestri
San Leandro Times
A 19-year-old man was shot and killed on an elementary school campus in unincorporated San Leandro last Wednesday night.
Trevion Foster was apparently playing dice with a group of other young men at around 9 p.m. on the campus of Hillside Elementary School at 15980 Marcella Street when he was shot, according to Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies found Foster on the school’s field, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Nelson said. Paramedics took Foster to Eden Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
“It’s not known if an argument about the dice game is the reason for the shooting, it is just known that they were there playing dice,” Nelson said.
Nelson said that witnesses had fled the scene before police arrived, but they have several leads, though he wouldn’t discuss them or further details of the shooting because the case is still under investigation.
Foster was a star linebacker for the San Lorenzo High football team until he left to play for McClymonds High in Oakland, where he graduated in 2012.
At the time of his death, Foster lived in unincorporated San Leandro and was a student at Laney College.
Foster’s Twitter page contains dozens of photos of the young man and his friends, as well as posts about his nervousness over his first college midterm, his love of the Raiders, rapping, and a photograph of his 10-year-old sister’s birthday cake.
“Trevion Foster was a very good student,” said Dr. Dennis Byas, superintendent of the San Lorenzo School District. “Not only was he a good student, more importantly he was a good person. I, like everyone else in the district, am anxious to find out what happened to our young man.”
Byas added that he was also troubled that the shooting happened at an elementary school in is district. Hillside was closed all day last Thursday as deputies investigated the crime.
“To try to explain to an elementary student what happened on their campus to a former student is sad for everyone involved,” Byas said “While many of our kids are no longer students in our district, they are members of the San Lorenzo school district family forever and they will never be forgotten.”