Funeral services held for murdered Lanier High athlete - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Funeral services held for murdered Lanier High athlete

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Funeral services were held in Jackson Saturday morning for a high school athlete murdered a week ago.

Seventeen year-old Deronnie Spencer was shot multiple times while sitting in a car on California Avenue last Saturday night.

The teen was taken to University Medical Center where he later died.

Spencer was about to start his senior year at Lanier High School where he played football and basketball.

Jackson Police say 24-year-old Eric Gordan turned himself over to officers on Wednesday.

Gordan has been charged with murder and denied bond.

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