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61. Victory Dance Leads to Death
A basketball game ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when
-year-old Damon Miller was fatally shot at a recreation
. The gunman, who called himself Ace, ran south
Oak Street after the shooting and remains at
. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene by
paramedics. He died from two gunshot wounds to
chest. The paramedics did not arrive immediately because
were tied up at a four-car crash a
away. This was the second such shooting during
basketball game, apparently by the same gunman.
witnesses, Miller did a little dance after making
game-winning 3-point basket. When Ace told him to
celebrating, Miller ignored him. Then Ace pulled a
gun out of his baggy shorts and fired
quick shots. Everyone else backed away. Instead of
immediately, Ace picked up the basketball and made
3-pointer himself. Then he did a little dance
to the victim’s head and fled.
said the suspect will be charged with "a
more than unsportsmanlike conduct" when arrested. Eyewitnesses said
is a white male, 5'11", about 200 pounds,
a small scar on his left cheek.
criticized the police for dragging their feet in
search for the suspect. “You can bet if
was two white men who had been shot
a black man, there’d be a policeman on
basketball court in town till he was caught,”