‘They took him away from us’: Family remembers former football player killed outside bar

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CLEVELAND--  A local man, who went on to play football at Kansas State University, was killed over the weekend.

According to police, David Garret, 26, was shot outside Lavish Ultra Lounge on West 117th Street in Cleveland on Saturday around 3:30 a.m.

Based on the preliminary investigation, there appears to have been a fight inside the club that continued outside.

Not long after, shots were fired into the crowd and Garrett was hit. He was later pronounced dead at MetroHealth Medical Center.

"They took him away from us. He was very dear to my heart. He was my grandson,” said Dorothea Garrett.

She was fighting back tears as she talked with FOX 8 about David.

She said he had a fiancé and a four-year-old daughter. He was also quite the athlete.

He played football at Harvey High School in Painesville and went on to play for Kansas State University. While there, he earned a number of awards.

His sister, Dorothea, is having a hard time with the loss of her brother and said he’ll be greatly missed.

"Me and my brother were talking about opening up a day care. That's all we've been talking about is opening up a day care,” she recalled. “We were supposed to have been planning a wedding, but now we're planning a funeral for my brother.”

No arrests have been made.

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