Police are still working to learn who pulled the trigger.
“If you know anything, small, big, anything – just let somebody know. Even if you don’t let the police know, just let somebody know,” said Kevin Simmons, Deveon’s younger brother.
Police tell 10 On Your Side that 35-year-old Simmons was found on October 9 inside a vehicle in the Waverton apartments’ parking lot with a deadly gunshot wound.
Simmons was a father, a coach, a brother, a son, and held so many other meaningful roles before that. One of those roles was as a standout football player for Landstown High School in Virginia Beach.
After his playing career ended, Simmons’ coaching career started. He was working with the Chesapeake Virginia Tigers when his life was taken.
“He was was really tough on me,” said one of the Tigers players.
“That’s how we got more better,” expressed another.
Now, just less than two months after his death, loved ones are marching for answers — including his athletes and coaching colleagues.
They’re just one week away from playing for a national title in Florida — something they’ll have to do without their beloved defensive coach.
“Think about your family,” said Kevin Lamb, Tigers assistant coach. “Think about what your family would do in this moment, the right thing. The right thing. Speak up, let it be known. If you have any information at all. His family deserves it, these kids deserve it … we all deserve it. It means a lot.”
Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting www.P3tips.com and submitting a tip.