Kennesaw State College soccer has misplaced a rising star.
In keeping with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Workplace (ECSO) scholar athlete Ladarius Clardy was shot and killed in Pensacola, Fla. final week.
At a latest press convention, Sheriff Chip W. Simmons mentioned the ECSO acquired a name from emergency medical companies at round midnight on Thursday, July 1 and had been advised a 2016 Honda had run over the embankment on the intersection of West Fairfield Drive and Hollywood Avenue. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies discovered two males within the automobile: the motive force, 18-year-old Clardy, and a 19-year-old passenger.
Simmons mentioned greater than 50 gunshots had been fired on the automobile and that Clardy was pronounced deceased on the scene. Simmons mentioned, “The accidents that Ladarius Clardy suffered in the end took his life.”
The sheriff mentioned the passenger was transported to an area hospital and underwent surgical procedure. Whereas the ECSO did not establish the passenger, Clardy’s father, Ladaron, advised the Pensacola Information Journal his identify is Eric Younger and that, as of July 2, he remained hospitalized.
“He is speaking now. So we’re simply praying that he recovers,” he mentioned. “Eric means loads to me additionally. All these children in the neighborhood imply loads to me. I need to see the youngsters in the neighborhood win.”