Lexington Police: Dutch Fork student killed after basketball game

02/18/2014 12:03 AM

02/18/2014 9:23 AM

A Dutch Fork High School student has died following a stabbing following a high school basketball game.

Lt. Matt Davis with the Lexington Police Department said police were called to the scene of a fight between two males shortly before 10 p.m., following the Lexington-Dutch Fork basketball game. The fight, which began as a verbal altercation but grew violent, occurred near the Cookout restaurant at 515 W. Main St., Lexington.

Davis identified the stabbing victim as Da'Von Capers, a student at Dutch Fork High School. Capers was driven by a friend to the Lexington Urgent Care and was then transported by ambulance to the Lexington Medical Center's emergency room, where he died.

No arrests have been made, but police are questioning witnesses and others to determine what happened. Davis said the incident stemmed from the basketball game between the two schools.

The Lexington Police Department is asking anyone with any information about this case to contact the Lexington Police Department at 359-6260 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Capers was a former football player for the Silver Foxes.

Sarah Longshore, an assistant principal at Dutch Fork, tweeted: "May angels walk with Davon today and always. Wishing peace for his family, friends, teachers, teammates, and classmates. RIP."

There were altercations between opposing fan bases following the previous game between the two teams. At Tuesday night's game, security was evident at the Lexington gym, where the Silver Foxes defeated the Wildcats.

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