Remembering star athlete Devin Myers one year after he was killed

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 9:40 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 3, 2023 at 10:48 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Devin Myers was a 17-year-old basketball star that was fatally shot in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood on March 3, 2022.

Family of Devin Myers being recognized for their work to end violence
Family of Devin Myers being recognized for their work to end violence

Through investigation, Shreveport police officers learned that Devin had reportedly been involved in an ongoing dispute with a person identified to them as Shamichael Pearson, 19. They believe that Devin was approached by Pearson near the roadway on Lillian Street and when Devin saw that Pearson had a gun, he attempted to run. Pearson allegedly shot Devin at least 5 times in the back as he tried to run away.

It’s been one year since his death. Today (March 3), family and friends gathered at Huntington High School to remember him. The Myers family plans to host a balloon release each year in remembrance of Devin.

Tasha Myers, Devin’s mother, says she wants his legacy to continue.

“He was very smart, very smart, a 4.0 student, all honors classes. Besides being a beast on the court, he was just all around a smart, great kid. I’m not sad at all because I know he’s right here with us,” Tasha said.

She also created a scholarship foundation for Huntington High School students to help keep her son’s memory alive.