Slain teen’s football coaches remember him as someone they could count on

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A vigil was held in remembrance of 14-year-old Jaykwon “Bobby” Sharp Thursday night. Sharp was shot and killed Wednesday on Columbus’ east side. Police say the person who they believe shot him is another teenager with whom Sharp had been arguing. 

Sharp’s youth football coaches were in attendance and shared memories of the teenager. 

“Jaykwon was a great kid, a straightforward kid. [He gave] 100% with anything he did– no in between with him. [He was a] very respectful, very respectful kid,” said coach Terry Johnson. 

Coach Quincy Lee said Sharp was a player he could always count on and has a message for other kids in the community.

“My message to them is walk away and be the bigger person,” said Lee. “Sometimes you have to do use that judgment and walk away. And you’re not soft … you’re not weak… you’re not none of that by turning around and walking away.”

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