Memorial held in Richmond for slain William & Mary student

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Family and friends gathered Friday morning to remember a William & Mary football player who was shot to death in Norfolk.

A memorial service for 19-year-old Nathan Evans was held at a church in the Richmond area on Friday. Evans attended Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, where he starred as a football player.

Evans was a sophomore running back at William & Mary who was described by teammates as a caring person who was competitive on the field.

A GoFundMe launched for Evans’ family has raised more than $37,000 as of 11:45 a.m. Friday — far exceeding the goal of $15,000. Those funds will reportedly go toward family expenses and a social cause Evans was passionate about.

Norfolk police said Evans was shot and killed last week on 43rd Street and Colley Avenue, near the campus of Old Dominion University.

Police have charged Kri’Shawn Beamon with second-degree murder, robbery and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection to Evans’ death.

A second man, Jerry Spady, was arrested the day after Evans was fatally shot. Spady is charged with possession of a firearm.

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