11/21/09 — We are deeply saddened to learn that DeAndre Elliott, the cousin of long-time Texas EquuSearch member, Darryl Phillips, was killed Thursday night – the victim of a carjacking. DeAndre had plans to continue a promising football career that was honed on the playing fields at Worthing High School in south Houston. Elliott was hoping to attend the University of Florida and make his way into the professional ranks. A carjacker ended those dreams on Thursday night, fatally shooting the star running back.

There will be a candlelight vigil on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. It will be held at the Cullen Park Apartments, 4700 Wenda St., Houston, TX 77033-4156. We are asking that Texas EquuSearch members attend the vigil to show support for DeAndre and all of his friends and family.

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