Teenage Basketball Player Hero....GREAT

Teenage Basketball Player Hero....GREAT

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    Teenage Basketball Player Hero....GREAT

    I had to post this since it fits my signature line exactly!

    News Video

    Teen Called Hero At Game Shooting
    Player Shielded 6-Year-Old From Bullets, Father Says

    UPDATED: 7:56 am CST February 5, 2009

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When shots rang out at a basketball game at a local community center Friday, one of the players risked injury to save a 6-year-old boy.

    Sean Merritt said he was at the game at the Tony Aguirre Community Center with his 6-year-old son, Desean, to watch the game between DeLaSalle High School and the Southeast Community Center team.

    The boy stepped away from his father just as gunfire started in the fourth quarter, Merritt said.

    Sean Merritt said 19-year-old Jullaion Jones stepped off the court and saved Desean's life. Jones put the 6-year-old on the ground and covered him until the gunfire stopped, holding him tight even after a bullet grazed Jones in the leg.

    "Jullaion moved me and hided me in the corner, and covered his body over mine," said Desean Merritt.

    It was a potentially lifesaving act of kindness that the Merritts said they will never forget.

    "I almost get teary-eyed just thinking about it. It could have been worse than it was, God was really good that nothing happened to anyone. I'm glad he put Jullaion there to do what he did," said Sean Merritt.

    None of the injuries was life-threatening. No suspects are in custody.

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    + 1 to Jullaion Jones, Job Well Done!!!
    "Without fear there can be no Courage!"

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    Nice to here, all you usually here about is the kids that mess up. There are a lot of good ones around they are under the radar. God Bless Jullaion Jones
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    Outstanding. Good to know there are some real men out there amongst our youth.

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    That kid will grow up to do great things someday
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    Awesome! I wish America's youth would take note. This is what a real man is...not some gangbanger.
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    I can't believe NO Suspect was arrested?

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    Jullaion Jones deserves huge gratitude and some more recognition for his bravery.
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    I saw this on the news yesterday. What a great story of such a selfless act of courage and bravery.
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    Good job !

    Took action immediately and without thought for self..... vs someone else's safety.

    Don't see that often anymore. I hope they give him some recognition for it.

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