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Ex-Holy Cross FB player Damion Baker shot and killed – The Capital Sports Report

By Anthony Caruso III | Editor

At least two former college football players were killed over the July 4 holiday weekend. Former Boise State Broncos player Greg Grimes was fatally shot early Monday morning.

Grimes died in a shooting outside a nightclub in Sacramento, California.

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Damion Baker, former Holy Cross Crusaders football player, was also shot and killed. He was 25 years old.

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An official cause of death has yet to be announced. However, according to sports website Holy Cross, Baker was shot in a double shootout early Sunday morning in St. Louis, Missouri.

“Heartbroken to hear the news of Damion Baker’s passing,” Robert Chesney said in a tweet. “A tragic, senseless and cowardly act that leaves everyone Damion touched empty and saddened.

“Damion’s spirit, enthusiasm and smile will forever be remembered by EVERYONE at @HCrossFB.”

Baker was shot at around 3:14 a.m. local time on Cerre Street. A woman was also shot in the incident.

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He was found with gunshot wounds, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.

The investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

“Words cannot express how we feel as a community,” Christian Brothers Football said in a tweet. “DBake 17 was a great person, teammate and leader. You will never be forgotten. @DamionBaker_. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Baker family.

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