Family of Ocoee High School football star killed in shooting pleads for answers

Dexter Rentz, 18, was heading to college on football scholarship

ORLANDO, Fla. – Family members of an Ocoee High School football star shot and killed over the weekend are pleading for answers.

Dexter Rentz, 18, was a graduating senior and heading to the University of Louisville in a few weeks on a football scholarship.

Rentz’ great aunt told News 6 the loss of her nephew hurts and she wants answers.

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“To have a love one taken out by gunshots and being murdered, that’s not a good feeling,” Deborah Sinclair said. “Why? That’s my question. Why would you do that to my innocent nephew?”

Ocoee High School senior shot dead overnight (Photo: Homer Salcedo)

Rentz died Saturday night in a shooting that left three others injured, including one in critical condition, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Sinclair said she doesn’t believe Rentz was the intended target.


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