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Roddy White’s brother killed in South Carolina shooting

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The half-brother of Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was shot and killed outside a South Carolina nightclub early Saturday morning, and local authorities are still looking for suspects and a motive.

According to David MacDougall of the Charleston Post and Courier, 21-year-old Tyrone Moore Jr. was shot outside the Lake House Club on James Island.

Moore lived with White in Atlanta for a time and attended high school there, before returning to their hometown.

“We were all saddened to learn about the death of Roddy’s brother Tyrone. Roddy is part of our Falcons family, and families stand together in difficult circumstances,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a release. “On behalf of the entire Falcons organization, we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Roddy, his mother Joenethia, and their entire family.”

Our condolences also go out to White and his family.

 

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33 Responses to “Roddy White’s brother killed in South Carolina shooting”
  1. salsashark2004 says: May 17, 2014 7:35 PM

    Always terrible to hear something like this. God bless Roddy and his family.

  2. 668jbyrd says: May 17, 2014 7:43 PM

    That’s terrible. Such a young life lost. Praying for White and his family!

  3. jacobslatter says: May 17, 2014 7:50 PM

    “Nothing good happens after midnight.”

    – Dennis Green

  4. byzr says: May 17, 2014 7:52 PM

    thoughts and prayer to his family

  5. thevikingdefender says: May 17, 2014 7:52 PM

    Condolences to the White family….

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: May 17, 2014 8:00 PM

    Nightclubs do seem to produce these situations on a rather frequent basis compared to other establishments. Bad things just seem to happen late at night outside of these places.

    One thing that makes me angry is just how cowardly these young guys are in the hood these days. Everyone is so scared of getting beaten and embarrassed in a fistfight…so the easy solution is skipping the fight altogether and pulling out a gun. Real-life example:

    Recently, a young kid nearby in Atlantic City (we’ll call him Jerome) confronted another boy who had gotten the best of him in a fight(let’s call him Jose). Jose had a reputation for being a tough kid to beat in a fight, and the loudmouth Jerome had learned this the hard way. So Jerome, knowing he couldn’t beat Jose in a fight, shows up outside Jose’s school as classes we’re let out…with a gun hidden in his jacket. Jose, the confident guy he is, says something to the effect of,”you trying to get your a** whooped again?” To which Jerome replies, “Nah, I just shoot fools now.” Jose laughed it off and didn’t believe Jerome had the guts to do such a thing…and then in the blink of an eye Jose took 2 to the chest and died. A 15 year old murdering a 14 year old…all because he got beat in a fight and had no way other way of getting back at the kid.

  7. tinytoolalldrool says: May 17, 2014 8:09 PM

    Sad.

  8. phinfanatic84 says: May 17, 2014 8:29 PM

    James Island isn’t a “hood”. It’s a very affluent area of Charleston. It’s around 30 minutes from my townhouse in Summerville that I rent out. The average home there is in the $250k range compared to $130k for the state of South Carolina as a whole. However, I have to agree that nothing good happens after midnight.

  9. thisdamnbox says: May 17, 2014 8:33 PM

    May the owner of the lone thumb down on the condolence comments find solace and comfort in the hope that they will receive a slow and painful death…

  10. chinahand11 says: May 17, 2014 8:37 PM

    This will brand me as some sort of “back in the day” curmudgeon, yet there is something to be said for the era when tough guys settled things with their fists, even entire gangs. There were certain urban “rules” observed to keep the heavy breathing from Big Bro to a minimum. Now they just let the bullets fly.

  11. n0hopeleft says: May 17, 2014 8:46 PM

    That’s crazy.

    James Island is a very nice area in Charleston.

  12. mtrhead269 says: May 17, 2014 8:56 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the white family

  13. rg3enoughsaid says: May 17, 2014 9:19 PM

    Never understood why people would “thumbs down” condolence wishes…sad

  14. ralphwilsonisrich says: May 17, 2014 9:38 PM

    Must be the same morons who give Jim Kelly the thumbs down too.

  15. 1phillyphan says: May 17, 2014 9:58 PM

    Its a sad day for the White family. Its always terrible to lose a loved one especially at such a young tender age..This is where the NFL does well though, Roddy will have a great support system in place in Atlanta..Its also a good chance for Richard Sherman to score some PR points and reach out to Roddy with a prayer

  16. jwisz says: May 17, 2014 9:59 PM

    I am beyond confused how anyone can click a thumbs down for anyone wishing condolences. Sickening.

  17. professor177 says: May 17, 2014 10:08 PM

    Nightclubs do seem to produce these situations on a rather frequent basis compared to other establishments. Bad things just seem to happen late at night outside of these places.

    One thing that makes me angry is just how cowardly these young guys are in the hood these days. Everyone is so scared of getting beaten and embarrassed in a fistfight…so the easy solution is skipping the fight altogether and pulling out a gun. Real-life example:

    Recently, a young kid nearby in Atlantic City (we’ll call him Jerome) confronted another boy who had gotten the best of him in a fight(let’s call him Jose). Jose had a reputation for being a tough kid to beat in a fight, and the loudmouth Jerome had learned this the hard way. So Jerome, knowing he couldn’t beat Jose in a fight, shows up outside Jose’s school as classes we’re let out…with a gun hidden in his jacket. Jose, the confident guy he is, says something to the effect of,”you trying to get your a** whooped again?” To which Jerome replies, “Nah, I just shoot fools now.” Jose laughed it off and didn’t believe Jerome had the guts to do such a thing…and then in the blink of an eye Jose took 2 to the chest and died. A 15 year old murdering a 14 year old…all because he got beat in a fight and had no way other way of getting back at the kid.

    Reason is cuz kids cant live down an azzwhippn now.. Its on worldstar and the tubes for everyone who wasnt there to see.. I feel bad for the youngstaz now days.. Thats a major part for the kids wiggn out now and causing mass drama at schools n stuff.. Sad.. On the topic tho.. Prayers to Roddy and fam..

  18. professor177 says: May 17, 2014 10:08 PM

    I did that wrong.. My las was just a reply to earlier comment.. Lol

  19. pastabelly101 says: May 17, 2014 10:46 PM

    Testosterone and guns, a lethal combination. Condolences to all who who have to endure this madness.

  20. veence69 says: May 17, 2014 10:50 PM

    I’ve “thumbs down” many posts that I meant to thumbs up. Depending on the mobile device, the thumb/finger can hit the wrong icon.

    I’d imagine plenty of these thumbs down are mistakes. They just HAVE TO BE.

  21. DaveKShape says: May 17, 2014 10:56 PM

    This is really bad to hear. No one should die for any stupid reason, ever. Unfortunately, that is the human way. My regards to his family, and hopefully some sort of positivity will come out of this somehow.

  22. packerbackernj says: May 17, 2014 11:00 PM

    Welcome to America, where parents let the TVs and outside influences raise their children. Sad, sad state of affairs.

  23. catfish252 says: May 18, 2014 12:26 AM

    Roddy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  24. jburk003 says: May 18, 2014 12:27 AM

    More black on black murder….

    74% of gun related crimes…stats don’t lie. When are people going to start acknowledging this epidemic.

  25. franktown8 says: May 18, 2014 2:26 AM

    Why worry about people thumbs downing condolence, you should be glad to know how much hatred exist. You say your peace and move on. Leave the negative people to reside in their misery. Eventually they will have a sad moment or event, so why give them a second thought where they hide behind their computer

  26. jtbsteeler says: May 18, 2014 3:00 AM

    There are alot of jealous haters in South and North Carolina. The guy knew that was Roddy’s brother…

  27. raiders4ever says: May 18, 2014 5:47 AM

    People can get a fire arm way to easily in America…this time the victim was related to NFL star..but way way to many times we dont hear of the innocent victims and familys..change is needed but with no one trusting anyone I just dont see it happening anytime soon..and yea talk is cheap i know ok..enough said.my condolences to Roddy White and loved ones

  28. markwri says: May 18, 2014 7:28 AM

    Welcome to America, where the NRA fights any attemps to make guns safer. I’m not saying gun control, I’m saying gun safety.

  29. atlfan31833 says: May 18, 2014 10:08 AM

    First…prayers for the White family.

    Second…this is not about gun control. It is about child control. It is our responsibility as parents to raise our children the right way.

  30. inallsincerity says: May 18, 2014 1:26 PM

    May he RIP. Another murder, more revenue for law-enforcement, the courts, lawyers, judges, the prison-industrial complex, etc…

  31. dro6 says: May 18, 2014 2:10 PM

    Wishing people you don’t know condolences on a random sporting news site is like watching CNN and saying “my condolences to the ____ family” out loud whenever a tragic story is covered. It’s pretty pointless, unless your point is for random strangers whom you will never meet to know that you’re a good person.

  32. inallsincerity says: May 18, 2014 3:09 PM

    Wishing people condolences on a random sporting news site is simply putting actions to thoughts, via keyboard. What’s pointless to you is significant to others, especially those that believe in KARMA. Nowadays, the universe could use all of the positive energy it can get.

  33. zdravit says: May 18, 2014 3:16 PM

    I’m sure he was completely innocent.

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