NJ park to be named after 10-year-old boy killed in football game shooting

A New Jersey park will be named after a 10-year-old boy who was killed in a shooting at a high school football game and is set to open over Memorial Day weekend.

The Micah “Dew” Tennant Park will be located in the boy’s home neighborhood in Atlantic City, Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced Monday.

The city will install a new playground area, a water feature and resurfaced basketball courts before the dedication, NJ.com reported.

Micah Tennant

Micah Tennant, 10, died after being shot at a high school football game in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

Tennant, who was also known as “DJ Dew,” was shot in the neck when gunfire erupted in the stands during a Nov. 15 game between Pleasantville and Camden high schools.

He died five days later -- just hours before the rescheduled game was resumed.

A 15-year-old boy was also grazed in the incident.

Six men were charged in the shooting, including a 27-year-old man who was shot. Authorities have said he was targeted by the shooter.

The man accused of firing the shots, Alvin Wyatt, pleaded not guilty last month to murder, two counts of attempted murder and two weapons offenses.

Alvin Wyatt

Alvin Wyatt was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.


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