Stamford HS community mourns recent grad killed in shooting

Courtney Lewis died after a gathering of car enthusiasts ended in gunfire Sunday night.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2021, 2:50 PM

Updated 1,134 days ago

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The Stamford High School community is mourning a recent graduate who was killed Sunday night.
Courtney Lewis died after a gathering of car enthusiasts ended in gunfire Sunday night.
The 19-year-old spent four years playing football for Stamford High School.
Head coach Jamar Greene said Lewis led the team in in sacks his senior year, not because of his size, but his heart.
"He always put his team first instead of himself," said Greene.
Lewis attended the "car meet" in the parking lot of RPM Raceway Sunday.
Police say more than 20 people were there when at some point, a dispute occurred. Someone pulled a gun and shot three people. Lewis was killed.
Monday was supposed to be a celebration of sorts at Stamford High School with the return of five day in-person learning. Instead, counselors were on hand to help students deal with their grief.
"The first day was tough. Today was also challenging for a lot of kids and we're going to be there to support them as long as possible," said Principal Raymond Manka.
Manka remembered Lewis' smile, calling him genuine and honest.
Greene said he stayed in touch with Lewis after he graduated. He said the young man was working and getting ready to go to college.
Police say the two other shooting victims, a 17-year-old and a 33-year-old, are expected to recover.
Police are investigating.


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