Former USF Standout and Auburn Running Back Brian Battie Reportedly Among Victims of Sarasota Shooting

Sarasota, Florida – Auburn running back Brian Battie, known for his standout performances at USF, is reported to be one of the victims in a tragic shooting incident that occurred early Saturday morning, confirmed by a spokesperson for Auburn University. Reports from various media outlets indicate that Battie was among the individuals involved in a shooting that took place in the 3400 block of 17th Street around 3:30 a.m., according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s …

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sarasota murder trial begins for man accused of killing former high school football star

SARASOTA, Fla. – The murder trial of Nyquan Priester, who is accused of killing 18-year-old Dylan Jenkins, commenced on Tuesday. Jenkins, a former standout football player at Riverview High School, was fatally shot on Dec. 29, 2021. According to Assistant State Attorney Megan McGinn, Jenkins was not the intended target of the shooting, as Priester had reportedly fired multiple rounds into the ground and air. McGinn revealed that there was a party at Ackerman Park …

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Man arrested for tragic murder of young Florida athlete goes to trial in Sarasota County

SARASOTA, Fla. – The life of promising young athlete Dylan Jenkins was tragically cut short when he was hit by a stray bullet during Christmas break in 2021. Nyquan Priester, the man accused of firing the fatal shot, is currently on trial in Sarasota County, facing the painful details of the night Jenkins was killed. Jenkins, an 18-year-old Riverview High School graduate and football player, was innocently hanging out with friends at Ackerman Park in …

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