Prosecutor: 10-Year-Old Boy Shot At NJ Football Game Dies

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November 20, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Micah Tennant

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (WCBS 880) — The 10-year-old boy that was shot during a high school football game in New Jersey has died, officials confirmed.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced the boy, identified as Micah Tennant, died Wednesday.

He had been shot in the neck when a man fired a handgun into the crowd during a playoff game between the Pleasantville and Camden high schools.

The alleged shooter, 21-year-old Alvin Wyatt, was captured on the football field shortly after the shooting in Pleasantville. Five other men were also charged in the shooting.

Wyatt was charged with three counts of attempted murder and weapons charges. Tyner said Wednesday that prosecutors will upgrade one of those counts to murder following Tennant’s death.

A 15-year-old boy was treated for a graze wound in the shooting.

Tennant's family, who affectionately called the 10-year-old "Dew," has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral expenses. 

News of the boy’s death came on the same day that the Philadelphia Eagles announced the high schools would finish their game at the Lincoln Financial Field.

The two teams will play out the remaining 17 minutes of the playoff game Wednesday evening. Camden was leading 6-0.

The game will be closed to the general public but will be streamed on NJ.com.