President Barak Obama says a Knoxville High School football player who died while shielding 3 female friends from gun fire is a hero. In a twitter post Sunday, Obama said Zaevion Dobson died while protecting his friends and became a hero at age 15. He used the shooting incident to further promote his effort to increase gun control.
Knoxville police say Dobson died last week after several men went on a shooting spree. 1 man died later died from gunshot wounds sustained during the incident. Police have arrested another man in connection with the deadly shooting. They say Dobson used his body to shield his friends from harm.