DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A 14-year-old boy is facing charges in Broward County after detectives accused him of recently shooting another teenager in the head at a public park in Deerfield Beach.
Rickey Ferguson Jr., 16, was hospitalized after the shooting that occurred at about 5 p.m., on Dec. 28, at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, at 445 SW Second St., according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Latasha Ferguson announced on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that her son, Rickey, a 10th-grade student and football player at Deerfield Beach High School, was dead.
Traman Hall, his football coach, said he was a starting safety with a promising future.
“It’s ball in heaven my sweet baby,” the grieving mother wrote adding a heartbreak emoji.
Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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