WACO, Texas – Police confirmed Monday morning that Friday night’s shooting at Trendwood Apartments killed college high school student Ty Felder.
Ty was a sophomore, but he played on college basketball and football teams. The Trojan family is saddened by the loss of one of their own.
“He’s just one of those kids who are extremely tough, and more than anything he wanted to win. And he would put the team first at all costs, ”said former Trojan Basketball head coach Ricardo Felix.
Felix says Ty was an exceptional student. During his two years he had a great impact on football and basketball programs.
“He was an honorable mention in our district. Maybe if he had played another two years I’m sure he would have won a lot of awards. He’s so talented, ”says Felix.
Even off the pitch, he was loved by everyone who knew him.
“He was a fun guy to be around. A lot of his friends loved him and they were all pretty close. He was the kind of kid who was really calm, but when he smiled he would light up a room, ”says Felix.
Ty spent a lot of time on the football and basketball field, but if you spoke to one of his teachers, “They could all tell you he was very respectful.” It was never a problem. He is very calm, never gave any problems. It was always: “Yes sir, no madam. He was that kind of kid, ”says Felix.
Coach Felix says he will always remember Ty’s contagious smile and be missed.
Waco ISD Superintendent Dr.Susan Kincannon shares: “I am deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of one of our students. We have learned that Ty Felder, a sophomore student in college high school, tragically died after a shooting on Friday night. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Ty’s family and friends during this very difficult time. We will of course provide additional psychological support to students and staff as needed. ”