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Who was Lumumba Sayers Jr? Identified as victim killed in Denver shooting

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 23, 2023. 05:32 pm UPDATED: Aug 23, 2023. 05:32 pm

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The 23-year-old MMA fighter Lumumba Sayers Jr. has been identified as one of those killed in the fatal shooting that occurred in Denver on Saturday morning.

In Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, the shooting happened early on Saturday morning close to the intersection of 28th Street and Welton. He was a local, and he and his father worked hard to address juvenile violence.

Lumumba Sayers Jr.: Who was he?

The age of Lumumba Sayers Jr. was 23. He competed in MMA. He is the founder of the Gloves Up Guns Down: Get Your Heads Up in the Hood movement, according to a statement by Lumumba Sayers Sr. He was putting an end to a lot of the violence in the neighborhood. putting on boxing matches and other events to demonstrate to the kids that there is an alternative. He managed my moving business for me, and he was my best friend, the father said of his son.

Lumumba Sayers Jr. was a family man and the father of a two-month-old son in addition to his accomplishments in mixed martial arts and his volunteer work. Lumumba Sayers Sr. was proud of his son’s MMA career even though Lumumba Sayers Jr. was even more talented than he was.

“This coward shot my son, he shot my son, man,” said Sayers Sr. in a statement. “They murdered my son in the community that we try to protect and provide for, the community that he tried to help steer in a different direction while growing up. There was no gang banger in my son. He didn’t deal drugs, either. He didn’t cause any trouble. My son was imitating my behavior.”

Sayers Sr. also said that his son’s death is a slap in the face after all he had done to try and lessen gun violence in the Denver metropolitan area.

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