Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The 12-year-old was killed last Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements for 12-year-old Demetri Phillips have been set. Demetri died Tuesday, Dec. 11. Demetri was killed Tuesday after he and a friend found a loaded gun under the friend's grandfather's pillow. The gun went off and Demetri was shot in the head. Demetri was a sixth-grader at Brittany Woods Middle School, Visitation for Demetri will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood. The funeral also will be held at Archway at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21. Demetri's body will be buried at Lake Charles Park Cemetery. Immediately following the burial there will be a service at Bible Way Baptist Church in University City. For more on this story, see our previous stories:
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Twelve-year-old Demetri Phillips was shot and killed Tuesday.
Since the tragic death of 12-year-old Demetri Phillips on Tuesday, the University City community has asked "how can I help?" According to the School District of University City, the Phillips family is seeking help with Demetri's funeral and burial costs. Interim Communications Director Shantana Stewart released the following statement: The family of Demetri Phillips, a sixth-grader at Brittany Woods Middle School, who passed away this week, is asking that anyone who is interested in lending a helping hand, as they face funeral and burial costs during the holidays, visit any Bank of America and mention Demetri Phillips when they make a donation. Demetri was killed Tuesday after he and a friend found a loaded gun under the friend's …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Newtown Patch is reporting 27 people have been killed today at an elementary school.
News today of the shocking elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. comes on the heels of a another senseless gun death in University City. On Tuesday, the School District of University City community lost Demetri Phillips, a 12-year-old sixth grader at Brittany Woods Middle School. Demetri was shot and killed when a loaded gun went off in the hands of his friend, striking him in the head. The gun was found under a pillow in the friend's grandfather's bedroom. The friend lived with the grandfather. Our sister site Newtown Patch is reporting that 27 people—including 18 children—were killed Friday, in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The school housed children in grades K-4. Newtown Patch is updating its story as soon …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Demetri Phillips was a sixth grader at Brittany Woods Middle School.
2:30 p.m. Update: The School District of University city released the following statement about Demetri's personality. "Demetri had a really good sense of humor. He was creative and came up with stories full of adventure. He liked football. He had good manners and good class participation." Our original story: University City Police have identified the 12-year-old boy shot and killed Tuesday in University City as Demetri Phillips. See our previous story: Reports: 12 Year Old Shot, Killed Tuesday in U City Demetri was shot Tuesday evening by a 12-year-old friend at the home of the friend's grandfather, University City Police Deterctive Sgt. Fredrick Lemons II told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to a press release, Demetri suffered …