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Former Bearcat shot and killed in apartment brawl

Donnie Evans turns the corner for a touchdown in a 2015 Bearcat game.

Donnie Evans, a former varsity football player in Aledo, was shot and killed in a Fort Worth apartment brawl Sunday night, March 17.

The brawl reportedly involved 50 people in the 8000 block of Joshua Drive in south Fort Worth.

Evans played as a running back on the Aledo freshman team in 2014 and on the varsity in 2015 and 2016 before transferring to Crowley for a half semester and then to West Virginia.

Jeff Brazzell knew Evans when he was a younger student in a local track club.

“When I was coaching Mach I, I knew Donnie because he ran for Hallmark Track Club. I came to know him more personally as he became a student/athlete at Aledo Middle School and High School,” Brazzell said. “He was a very talented young man with a great personality. He always had an infectious smile and was very respectful. You can’t speak of Aledo football with out mentioning ‘Lil’ Donnie Evans.”

Evans was a freshman at Tyler Junior College.

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Sat 20

Mulch Spreading Party

April 20 @ 9:00 am
Mon 22

Aggie Muster

April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Tue 23

Aledo Community Lions Club

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tue 23

Candidates Forum

April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Wed 24

Junie B. Jones The Musical

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Sat 27

Red, White & Blue 5k

April 27 @ 8:30 am
Sat 27

Marriage Education Workshop

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 27

Christian Arts Museum Field Trip

April 27 @ 10:00 am
Sat 27

Willow Park Palooza

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 27

Swing Dance

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm