Former ECU defensive back shot, killed outside Raleigh restaurant

Lennon, who played for the Pirates in 26 games from 2012-15, was the victim of a shooting at Bahama Breeze on Friday evening

Former ECU DB Domonique Lennon speaks about his football career in a YouTube video following his college career. Lennon was shot and killed on June 23

RALEIGH — Anthony Domonique Lennon, a former East Carolina football player, was shot and killed Friday night behind the Bahama Breeze restaurant in Raleigh.Lennon, 24, was found dead on arrival when officers responded to a call made at approximately 9:45 p.m. Authorities blocked off the parking lot after a reported 10 to 15 shots were fired behind the Bahama Breeze.The Suffolk, Va. native started for the Pirates football team in 12 games, playing in 26 total, from 2012 through 2015. Lennon earned three letters and recorded 101 total tackles with four passes defensed as a defensive back during his tenure in Greenville.More than his play on the field, it was clear he made an impact with his former teammates. Known as “Domo” by his former Pirates teammates, several reacted to the news on Twitter.Lost for words another one of my teammates/brothers gone too early. Luv you Domo! Everyone cherish life everyday like it’s your last!— Chris Hairston (@CjH_XCII) June 24, 2017
It's crazy man, gone too soon. Anyone that was ever in the same locker room as you knew what a joy you were to be around #RipDomo31— Kurt Benkert (@KurtBenkert) June 24, 2017
RIP Domo. Way to young— shane carden (@_Scarden5) June 24, 2017
RIP Domo— Justin Hardy (@FreakMagic2) June 24, 2017
Still can't believe what I've been told. Not even sure what to say…Love you bro and preciate all the positive vibes and great laughs— maurice falls (@_Mook_Falls) June 24, 2017
The East Carolina Athletics Department also released a statement on the passing of Lennon:”East Carolina University, the athletics department and Pirate football program are saddened by the tragic passing of Domonique Lennon. He made a positive impact on many people during his time as a student-athlete at ECU and earned the respect of both his teammates and coaches. We extend our condolences to Domonique’s family, friends and all those who knew and loved him.”Police are still investigating the shooting and working to identify why shots were fired in Lennon’s death.