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16-year-old killed when shots fired into Dallas-area home

November 19, 2019
This undated photo provided by the Plano Police Department shows Kemond Smith. Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there. Plano police say they arrested Smith, 17, of Forney, Texas, and charged him Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, with murder. (Plano Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Plano Police Department shows Kemond Smith. Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there. Plano police say they arrested Smith, 17, of Forney, Texas, and charged him Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, with murder. (Plano Police Department via AP)

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there.

Plano police say the shooting happened Saturday evening. The nearby Allen Independent School District identified the teen killed as Allen High School sophomore Marquel Ellis Jr.

Plano police say they arrested 17-year-old Kemond Smith of Forney, Texas, and charged him Monday with murder. He’s been booked into the Plano city jail without bond.

It’s unclear whether he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Allen High School head coach Terry Gambill told The Dallas Morning News that Ellis, who played wide receiver, was on the varsity roster but also played on the junior varsity team to get more playing time.