A semi-pro football player is killed outside of a Stockton sports bar. According to friends, Cedric Purify, 26, was shot after trying to intervene with a fighting couple near Fats Bar and Grill on N. Pershing Avenue.
"It seems unreal," said Dewayne Smart. Smart played with Purify on the Central Valley Hurricanes Football team. He says he was with Purify Sunday morning at Fats, but the two were separated before the shooting. "I saw him laying on the ground," he said. "I mean just yesterday, we were out here having football practice and talking about life goals and things like that," Smart explained.
Instead of playing ball at Michael Faklis Park, the Hurricanes gathered to pay tribute to their brother.