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STL High School Mourns Football Coach’s Death

De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis is mourning the death of its assistant football coach after he was apparently shot in the stomach.

Jaz Granderson, 27, died Monday. He was a former Kirkwood High School student, Lindenwood University and University of Northern Iowa football player.

Police received a report of a shooting at Minnesota Avenue near Hill in St. Louis. A woman who lives close to the scene told officials that Granderson pounded on her apartment window requesting help. She said he had been shot and his vehicle had been stolen. The woman also told FOX 2 that she called police after the victim told her he had been shot in his SUV.

Police say Granderson was shot in the stomach. De Smet Jesuit High School released the following statement:

“The De Smet Jesuit community is mourning the loss of Jaz Granderson, an assistant varsity football coach, who passed away last night (Sunday, Oct. 15). Coach Granderson was a member of the De Smet Jesuit football staff for two seasons. He was the first assistant coach hired by Head Varsity Football Coach Rob Steeples in 2016.”

Our condolences go out to Granderson’s family and everyone affected by this tragic act of senseless violence.

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