Slain Vacaville Teen Remembered as Good Student, Star Athlete

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Vacaville High School students mourned the loss of 18-year-old varsity football player Demetrious Ward after he was found dead Monday morning.

Police say Ward was found shot in the head in a white pickup truck at an apartment complex off Aegan Way.

Ward later died at the hospital.

“We lost a teammate for football players, a friend for a lot of kids and a student – somebody I just talked to Friday night at the game,” Vacaville Principal Ed Santopadre said.

Police say there is no evidence the shooting was gang-related.

Santopadre told FOX40 that Ward’s most recent school progress report showed straight A’s.

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