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Sep 28, 2012 11:25 PM by Steven Albritton

Students on Campus Heard Gunshots that Killed Derek Olivier

Derek Olivier was helping a friend change a tire when someone opened fire on them, killing Olivier in the process. Olivier was a cornerback on the Arkansas Baptist football team and was always known as someone who helped others. Other students at Arkansas Baptist were nearby when they heard gunshots.


"About 4 or 5 shots that took place and I just ran out this way to see what was going on," Freshman Lerome Keley said.


Keley saw the ambulance and police pull up to the scene. He also saw friends of Derek holding him, trying to keep him alive.

"When I ran over here I saw the dude that got shot, Derek, He was laying down stretched out on the ground he didn't move not once. And I saw a couple other dudes around him holding him trying to tell him to stay alive and stay up."

This isn't the first time Keley has heard gunshots around campus. He is actually thinking about transferring after he finishes his two years at Arkansas Baptist. He says this incident is definitely an eye opener for everyone.

"It could have been anybody because the shot wasn't even toward him. It was toward someone else and he got killed."

James Michael Rose was Olivier's Pee Wee football coach. Both he and Derek's father want this violence to stop before it hurts another family.


"Young people, you need to stop the violence this is crazy. Just think about other people, think about other peoples lives. Think about what you're going to do before you do it," Rose said.

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