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fiyahhh!
07-26-2009, 10:23 AM
ATLANTA (AP)—Vernon Forrest, a former three-time champion who gained stardom when he became the first boxer to defeat “Sugar” Shane Mosley, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery in Atlanta, police said Sunday.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Lisa Keyes said in an e-mail Sunday that Forrest, 38, was shot “multiple times in the back” Saturday night. Keyes said there are no suspects.

“Vernon was one of the few decent people in boxing,” promoter Gary Shaw said Sunday.

“I mean really decent. He cared about mentally challenged adults. He cared about kids. I just can’t believe it.”

Mark Guilbeau, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office, said an autopsy is planned for Sunday.

Forrest, a native of Augusta, Ga., who lived in Atlanta, was a member of the 1992 Olympic team. He also was a former IBF welterweight and two-time WBC junior middleweight champion.

fober
07-26-2009, 10:24 AM
I know you did this just for the thread title.

I commend you. Very well executed.

fiyahhh!
07-26-2009, 10:26 AM
i couldn't resist.

algunz
07-26-2009, 10:36 AM
Shot in the back. What a crappy way to go. :nono

humanoid
07-26-2009, 10:50 AM
I know you did this just for the thread title.

I commend you. Very well executed.

ouch

fober
07-26-2009, 11:04 AM
ouch

YES! Thanks for noticing.

Dr. Lufs-al-ot
07-26-2009, 12:11 PM
this thread is full of win
well...not the killing but everything else