17-year-old high school athlete killed in city violence

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - His friends say Ray started off his Saturday practicing with his high school lacrosse team in preparation for their championship game tomorrow. 

Now his team is going through an incredible sadness over the loss of one of their own.

Ray Glasgow was described as a selfless young man who avoided trouble. 

His teammate and friend, Jeremiah James says "He never really focused on himself."

A guy who always helped others and joked around with people to make them smile.

Glasgow's coach, Anthony 'Merc' Ryan offered high praise; "He was an achiever, he did extremely well in school. He was very popular, very well liked among all the other students up here. It's not just the lacrosse team and the football team going through this, it's the entire school."

Baltimore Police say Glasgow was shot and killed Saturday evening on Eden Street. A 17-year-old leaving behind hopes and dreams, loved ones and a whole community.

The junior at Baltimore City College High School played on the football and lacrosse teams and wanted to someday play NCAA lacrosse.

Jeremiah James said "This was actually his second year and I can actually say he's probably one of the best defensemen in the city."

Coach 'Merc' said they'd wrapped up a long practice earlier Saturday, preparing for their championship lacrosse game tomorrow. "They were all excited, all pumped up, especially Ray."

Now instead of focusing on what should be a celebration, his team is left with a lot of pain.

His friends want to know, 'Why it had to happen, why it had to be Ray of all people, the person who doesn't really mess with anybody."

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa expressed sadness; "It's a tragedy what happened to him, he was not the target, it's sad, it's senseless."

Police are looking for the driver, occupants and location of a White Nissan Altima.

"We will not rest until the person responsible is in handcuffs," said De Sousa.

While they wait for justice to be served, Ray's teammates are having to find a way forward without him. 

A hole in the field Jeremiah James says can't be filled; "A key player on the team is gone, he was actually a captain in lacrosse as well. I mean it just kind of hurts all of us emotionally and physically it just hurts all of us."

Anyone with information on the murder of Ray Glasgow is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. 

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