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'He was loved by all that knew him' | University High student shot, later dies at hospital

Tydreun Felder played football and basketball at University High School.

WACO, Texas — A University High School student was shot and later died at the hospital, Waco police confirmed Monday.

Tydreun Felder, 17, was shot just before 9 p.m. in the abdomen at the Trendwood Apartments May 14, Waco police spokesman Garen Bynum said.

Felder played basketball and football at University High School, according to a post on the Waco University Athletics Facebook page.

"The Trojan family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, Ty Felder," the post reads. "Ty was a great young man with unlimited potential and an infectious smile."

Felder was known as a player that gave his all and hustled when he was on the court, according to head coach Ricardo Felix of the basketball team. 

“He was one of those tough kids that wanted to do those things other kids didn’t want to do," he said. "Dive for loose balls, get rebounds, guard the other player. It wasn’t about points for him, its about what does he need to do for the team to be successful.”

Bynum said police were investigating his death as a murder. He could not confirm if they had any suspects.

The Trojan family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, Ty Felder. Ty was a great young man with unlimited...

Posted by Waco University Athletics on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Felix wants his students and players to know that he and the other staff members are there for anyone who needs to talk. 

"I'm here, if they need us, its not us telling them what they need to do, but giving them their space and time, letting them breathe," he said. "But also letting them know that we're here for anything."

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