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Star Jefferson football player shot to death

By Joe Johnson

The Jackson County city of Jefferson today is mourning the death of a star football player who was fatally shot Wednesday night in Gwinnett County. 

Gwinnett County police said they were working to find out what led to the shooting death of 17-year-old Elijah DeWitt. He was found dead in the parking lot of Sugarloaf Mills Mall near the Dave & Buster's in Lawrenceville.

DeWitt was a senior star wide receiver for The Jefferson High Dragons.

"The Jefferson High School Football program is heartbroken as we mourn the loss of one of our own, Elijah DeWitt," the football team posted on social media. "The DeWitt family is in our thoughts and prayers. We appreciate your understanding as we respect the family’s privacy during this time."

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Oct 08, 2022

My condolences to the Dewitt family.


So sorry to hear about this. Unfortunately, I know what the family is going through. Prayers from me.

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