It’s not just Evanston area residents who are moved by the shooting death of Dajae Coleman.
Tweets and Facebook posts from around the country mourning the up-and-coming basketball player are pouring in, including some from online posters with famous names.
Dajae Coleman: the story so far
Evanston Township High School, where Coleman was a freshman, has retweeted posts from Twitter accounts bearing the names of famous people, including NBA players, Bulls announcer Stacey King and more.
Here are some examples:
NBA Player Deron Williams:
Evanston high school, stay tough. That's what Dajae Coleman would want. #DaeDaeWorld
NBA Player Tyson Chandler:
#DaeDaeWorld Hang tough Evanston high school. It’s what Dajae Coleman would want.
Bulls announcer Stacey King:
RIP 2 Dajae Coleman who was taken away by a senseless & cowardly act of violence. Gone before his time may you rest in peace. #DaeDaeWorld
Friends, family members and even strangers also are petitioning another famous NBA player to pay attention to the death of Dajae Coleman. They are circulating a few petitions, hoping they will catch the attention of Coleman's hero LeBron Jamaes. One asks James to give to the family for funeral costs, and bring attention to the story so another tragic death like Dajae Colemen’s doesn’t happen in another community.
So far this petition has 2,413 supporters, and the number is growing by the hour.
Another petition simply asks for James to acknowledge the loss through a tweet or video clip, or anything honoring Dajae Colemann. So far, that request has 6,410 likes on Facebook, and is growing daily.