A 10-year-old boy who was shot at a high school football playoff game in New Jersey on Friday night died Wednesday — the same day the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the game’s two teams to finish the last 17 minutes of their uncompleted contest.
The boy, Micah Tennant, 10, a spectator at the game at Pleasantville High School near Atlantic City, was one of three people shot during the third quarter of the game against Camden High School.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced his death on Wednesday afternoon.
Five people were initially charged in connection with the shooting. And on Wednesday, the Atlantic County prosecutor, Damon G. Tyner, said in a statement that one of the five men was now being charged with murder.
The man, Alvin Wyatt, was already facing two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The shooting also injured a 27-year-old man, who police believe was the intended target, and a youth was grazed by a bullet, the authorities said. The sequence of events was captured on video by local news media covering the game.
In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Tyner said: “On behalf of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Tennant family on the tragic passing of Micah. Words at this time seem so insufficient to portray the anger and outrage that our community feels regarding his loss.”
Micah’s mother, Angela Tennant, posted on her Facebook profile less than 24 hours ago thanking people for their support. “Everyday I talk in his ear and say Dew you’re so loved and famous,” she said in the post.