2 teens arrested in fatal shooting

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A freshman football player at Rocky Mountain College was shot and killed over the weekend and police in Billings, Montana, arrested two teenagers, authorities said.

Chandler Wyatt Stalcup, 18, of Crystal River, Florida, was shot early Saturday morning. He remained on life support until Monday, when his organs were removed for donation, the Yellowstone County Coroner's Office told KULR-TV.

Police were responding to a report of a gunshot during a fight at a house party just before 3 a.m. Saturday when they received a call about the shooting near campus, police Lt. Matt Lennick said. A 16-year-old suspect was arrested about six hours later and was being held in a juvenile detention center. Investigators recommended a charge of deliberate homicide.

A second suspect, a 17-year-old, was arrested Monday on suspicion of deliberate homicide and is also being held in a juvenile detention center, Lennick said.

Both sides left in separate vehicles and the confrontation continued until Stalcup was shot on the road near campus, Lennick said.

Stalcup was a defensive lineman who appeared in one game this season, according to the school's website.

Rocky Mountain College, an NAIA school in the Frontier Conference, postponed all sporting events, including a men's basketball game in Great Falls on Saturday morning, two football games on Saturday afternoon and a volleyball game on Saturday. the night. The football team had a break on Saturday.

About 200 students and staff gathered for a prayer service Saturday night.

Messages left Monday with the university's sports information department and media relations office were not immediately returned.

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