High School Basketball Star Dies After Being Shot In Brewerytown
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A teen who was an innocent victim of stray gunfire on a Philadelphia street late last month passed away as a result of his injuries early Monday morning.
Devin Bullock, 19, died at about 12:30 a.m. Monday.
Bullock was wounded when a gunman opened fire at 25th Thompson Streets in Brewerytown on April 23rd. (See Related Story)
The suspect in the shooting, James Cole, surrendered to authorities this past Saturday. Cole was initially charged with three counts of attempted murder, but those charges are expected to be upgraded with Bullock’s passing.
Detectives claim Cole, opening fire on intended targets, accidentally struck Bullock with several shots. Two others were also less seriously wounded.
Teachers at the New Media Technology Charter School in Mt. Airy said in addition to being a top basketball player and school leader, Bullock, who was looking forward to his prom and graduation, had gotten offers from several colleges.
School officials said Bullock supported himself for several years, working a 40-hour week at a local footwear store, then coming to practice and class each day at 6:30 a.m.