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Fuquay-Varina High graduate shot at Cook-Out

Posted February 27, 2010 6:47 a.m. EST
Updated February 28, 2010 6:54 a.m. EST

— An 18-year-old man shot outside a Cook-Out restaurant early Saturday used to play football and basketball for Fuquay-Varina High School, his former coach said.

Officers found Adrian Kyree Evans in the parking lot of the restaurant at 1433 N. Main St. around 2 a.m., police said. He had been shot in the lower back and had a life-threatening injury. Paramedics transported him to WakeMed in Raleigh, where his condition was stable Saturday evening.

Investigators said they were talking to some persons of interest but haven't named a suspect.

Fuquay-Varina head football coach Ryan Habich said that Evans played football as a running back for four years and graduated in 2009. He was a point guard in basketball.

"He had some injuries throughout his career, but the thing about Adrian is that he always battled back. He always came back," Habich said.

Evans was loved by both his fellow teammates and coaches, Habich said.

"Everyone on the team liked him. He always had a smile on his face," he said. "All the coaches loved coaching him. He was a great kid for our program."

Anyone with information about the shooting should call Detective Wenhart at 919-753-1006 or Fuquay-Varina police at 919-552-3191.