Fundraiser Held for Murder Victim’s Funeral Services
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Raising funds for the funeral services of a teenager who’s life was cut short by violence.
A basketball tournament was held at Blunt Park Tuesday afternoon for 18 year-old Caleb Daniels-Worrell.
Lots of players showed up and paid $5 each toward the cause.
Daniels-Worrell was shot outside the racing mart store on Sumner Avenue in the Forest Park section of Springfield at around 1:45 a.m. Friday.
Those taking part in today’s fundraiser say it’s all about helping his family during this tragic time.
“I did it because Caleb was a close friend of mine. To see him being taken out like that, it broke me. Then I heard the family needed money, I thought I’d organize this, because Caleb always came to play basketball…always tried to keep me off the streets, so I thought I’d give back to him. He was a great kid, never had a bad heart. Every time he came to my house, all he wanted was to play basketball, so I wouldn’t do nothing but play ball with him all day. He was a good person. He had a heart,” explains Abimal Llanos, a friend of Daniels-Worrell.
Nathan Cruz, 19, faces charges in that shooting death. A 17-year-old juvenile male, who police say escaped from DYS, was also arrested and charged in the case.