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Benson high school basketball star in coma, loses leg in shooting

Benson high school basketball star in coma, loses leg in shooting


JULIE: THIS BENSON HIGH SCHOOL
BASKETBALL STAR IS IN CRITICAL
CONDITION, NEARLY TWO WEEKS
AFTER THE SHOOTING THAT CLAIMED
ONE OF HIS LEGS. GOOD EVENING. I’M JULIE CORNELL. SOMEONE SHOT 17-YEAR-OLD KESHON
HENDERSON NEAR 42ND AND SPRAGUE. THAT WAS THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER
23. KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S DALAUN
DILLARD SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH
THE TEEN’S MOTHER TONIGHT,
DALAUN. DALAUN: THE POINT GUARD WAS
PREPARED TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT
THE NEXT LEVEL BUT NOW THE
17-YEAR-OLD IS FIGHTING FOR HIS
LIFE. BENSON HIGH SENIOR KESHON
HENDERSON JUST ACCEPTED A FULL
RIDE SCHOLARSHIP TO A COLLEGE IN
ILLINOIS.>>HE’S BEEN ON VARSITY
BASKETBALL TEAM WITH BENSON
HIGH EVER SINCE HE WAS A
FRESHMAN. DALAUN: BUT THE NIGHT AFTER HER
SON SIGNED WITH JUDSON
UNIVERSITY, HIS LIFE CHANGED. TINA: I GOT A CALL THAT MY SON’S
CAR WAS TAPED OFF, ABOUT 9:30. AND I WENT TO THE SCENE AND SAW
THE CAR, BUT MY SON WAS NOT
THERE. DALAUN: HOURS LATER, SHE FOUND
OUT HER SON WAS IN SURGERY. HE’D BEEN ROBBED AND SHOT
SEVERAL TIMES NEAR 42ND AND
SPRAGUE.>>THERE WAS A BULLET THAT WENT
FROM THE TOP OF THE, LIKE THE
BOTTOM OF THE LUNG, INTO THE
LEG. DALAUN: DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE
HIS RIGHT LEG. AND DUE TO COMPLICATIONS, THE
17-YEAR-OLD IS NOW IN A COMA. TINA: THEY DON’T KNOW IF HE’LL
BE BACK RESTORED TO HIS SAME
MENTAL STATE WHEN HE DOES
BECAUSE HE HAS SOME BRAIN CELLS
THAT HE KIND OF LOST IN THE
SWELLING. JUARQUATE: THIS IS A GOOD KID,
YOU KNOW DID NOT DESERVE ANY OF
, THIS. YOU NEVER WOULD THINK, YOU KNOW,
THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU. DALAUN: HENDERSON CARRIES A SLEW
OF ACCOLADES ON THE COURT AND
MOST IMPORTANTLY IN THE
CLASSROOM.>>I WOULD HAVE JUST NEVER
THOUGHT HIM. HE’S ONE OF THE KIDS WHERE YOU
DON’T HAVE TO CORRECT A LOT. ALEXANDRA: NOW HIS CLASSMATES,
TEACHERS AND COACHES ARE
COVERING HIM WITH PRAYERS AND
LOVE WHILE HIS FAMILY FIGHTS TO
STAY STRONG. TINA: IF I’M ALWAYS WEAK, I
CAN’T GIVE HIM ANY STRENGTH WHEN
I GO IN THERE TO THE SIDE OF HIS
BED TO TALK TO HIM, SO I’M
TRYING TO REMAIN HOPEFUL. DALAUN: HIS MOTHER SAYS THE
SUSPECTS WHO ROBBED AND SHOT HER
SON WERE ARRESTED. WE ARE STILL WAITING TO GET
INFORMATION CONFIRMED OPD. HIS FAMILY HIS A GO FUND ME

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