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Anthony Scott, the 17-year-old who was shot with a stolen gun Wednesday, has died, said Capt. Eric Dohring of the Scottsboro Police Department.
Police say the teenager and 16-year-old Jacob Tyler Isbell were playing with stolen guns when the gun Isbell had went off and shot Scott. Isbell was charged as an adult for first-degree assault.
If Isbell’s charges are upgraded now that Scott has died, Dohring said that won’t happen until at least Monday since there has to be a consultation with the district attorney and the courthouse has to be open.
Isbell and Scott had broken into cars to retrieve the stolen guns, according to police.
Friends told WAAY 31 Scott meant a lot to his Section Lion family, a place he played football up until this past spring. They said they couldn't believe the news of his passing and are still in shock.
"He'd do anything in the world for anybody," Luke Christopher, a former teammate, said.
Christopher played football with Scott for about 10 years. He said he is still in a state of disbelief after hearing his friend is dead.
"I can't believe that it happened. You hear about it everywhere else. You just don't hear about that stuff around here," he said.
Friends, teammates and his coach remember Scott as a hard worker, a great teammate and an even better person.
"He was a great kid, always a cut up, just the same anywhere you met him," Terry McKee, a family friend, said.
"Always had a smile on his face no matter what," another teammate, Caleb Bryant, said.
Nobody at the school knew of Jacob Isbell. Scott’s Lion family says they will never forget him.
"He was part of this family. He was a Section Lion. He'll always be a Section Lion," McKee said.
McKee said they will know more about the funeral arrangements on Friday afternoon. Until then, they said they are continuing to keep his family in their prayers.
Anthony Scott’s mom has started a GoFundMe for his funeral expenses.