Community mourns Reginald Terry, 18, shot, killed in Newark

A Newark teen was gunned down this weekend. Reginald Terry, 18, was shot and killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of Washington and Market

Reginald Terry, 18, was shot and killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of Washington and Market streets.

Reginald Terry, 18, was shot and killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of Washington and Market streets. (12/23/13)

NEWARK - A Newark teen was gunned down this weekend.

Reginald Terry, 18, was shot and killed early Saturday morning at the intersection of Washington and Market streets.

A memorial now stands where he was killed. People who knew him say he deserves the tribute. They say he was an honors student, a star football player and someone who was raised to be a good person.

"Reggie always put others first," says Terry's former coach, Chris Strumolo. "It was never about him. He's a kid who truly did what was best for his team and teammates."

A former teammate, Johnnie Chavers, ran a track meet hours after learning Terry died. He won a medal that he says is now in memory of his friend.

"He was a good kid. I couldn't have asked for much more. Nobody could," says Terry's father Reginald Terry Sr.

"My heart hurts right now. It's going to be that way until I die. I want people to know he was a good child," adds Terry's mother, Leandra Terry.

Signs are posted in the area, asking anyone with information to call authorities.
 

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