A former second-team All-State football player has been shot and killed and police in Syracuse New York are looking for clues in his slaying.

Rasheed Baker, who in 2014 was second-team All-State in football, and was named to the All-Central New York Football team, was shot and killed under mysterious circumstances.

Syracuse police, in a press release, said: On Monday June 5, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Syracuse Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Barnes Avenue in regards to  a shooting call. Upon arrival, Officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Upstate University Hospital by AMR ambulance personnel. The victim died from his injuries a short time later. The victim has been identified as Rasheed Baker, 21 years old, of Syracuse, N.Y.

Police have no motive, and are searching for a suspect, according to the

The news of Baker’s death has hit the community hard. By all accounts, according to, he was a hard working student trying to make his way through college.  Local sports organizations were even planning vigils for him.

His heartbroken mother, Rasheada Caldwell, pleaded for help in finding her son’s killer. “I just want everyone to know I love my son and I’m going to stand proud for my son because that’s what my son would want me to do,” she said, as reported in “He would want me to stand up and be strong for him.”

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