Santa Fe High basketball star killed in shooting – KOAT New Mexico

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A popular Santa Fe High basketball player was shot and killed, according to officials with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the shooting near Chupadero/Tesuque area early Saturday morning in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they found 18-year-old Fedonta Mikel White, Jr., dead from a gunshot wound. The teen went by JB and was a star basketball player for Santa Fe High where he had just graduated. According to a release from Santa Fe Public Schools, JB was headed to the University of New Mexico to play for the Lobos. “Our entire community is shocked and saddened by the loss of someone whom we celebrated during his memorable time on the court and whose talent was a joy to sports fans across New Mexico. We are deeply shaken,” said SFPS Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and all who loved him. It is unspeakable to lose someone so young and with such promise for the future.”Santa Fe High Principal Carl Marano said, “It is with great sadness and despair that my heartfelt condolences and prayers are with our student, Fedonta JB White, who passed away tragically this morning, and his family. He was a talented young man who touched so many people in such a positive manner and he will be greatly missed. I will always remember his infectious smile and the love he had for the Santa Fe High family. Now, more than ever, I hope that our community can come together and support not only JB but all of our students and families during this difficult time.”The shooting remains under investigation and no suspects have been named.

A popular Santa Fe High basketball player was shot and killed, according to officials with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to the shooting near Chupadero/Tesuque area early Saturday morning in reference to a shooting.

When they arrived, they found 18-year-old Fedonta Mikel White, Jr., dead from a gunshot wound.

The teen went by JB and was a star basketball player for Santa Fe High where he had just graduated.

According to a release from Santa Fe Public Schools, JB was headed to the University of New Mexico to play for the Lobos.

“Our entire community is shocked and saddened by the loss of someone whom we celebrated during his memorable time on the court and whose talent was a joy to sports fans across New Mexico. We are deeply shaken,” said SFPS Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia. “We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and all who loved him. It is unspeakable to lose someone so young and with such promise for the future.”

Santa Fe High Principal Carl Marano said, “It is with great sadness and despair that my heartfelt condolences and prayers are with our student, Fedonta JB White, who passed away tragically this morning, and his family. He was a talented young man who touched so many people in such a positive manner and he will be greatly missed. I will always remember his infectious smile and the love he had for the Santa Fe High family. Now, more than ever, I hope that our community can come together and support not only JB but all of our students and families during this difficult time.”

The shooting remains under investigation and no suspects have been named.

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