Unfortunately, tragedy struck this past weekend when Jaylon McKenzie was shot leaving a house party.

Shots were fired when a fight broke out at the event with stray bullets hitting McKenzie and a female friend.

McKenzie was apparently a big fan of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and according to TMZ the Cowboys superstar will actually pay for the funeral.


Ezekiel Elliott is covering funeral expenses for an 8th grade football star who was shot and killed by a stray bullet last weekend while leaving a party in St. Louis, sources confirm to TMZ Sports

“For him to reach out to me was unbelievable,” McKenzie’s mother Sukeena Gunner said. “Jaylon loved Ezekiel Elliott. He talked about him all the time. Just for him to reach out to me and help me in this difficult time leaves me speechless.”

Solid move by Zeke. 

It’s things like this that go a long way in making a real difference.  

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