Today, Francisco Mendez will be in court for trial of the 2019 shooting that happened in Kansas, killing a Washburn football player and injuring NFL cornerback Corey Ballentine.
Mendez is the only person arrested and charged even though, at least three guns were used to fire more than 18 shots in the April 28th attack.
Dwane Simmons and NFL player Corey Ballentine were both shot. Ballentine would survive his injuries, but Simmons was killed.
Mendez is facing first-degree murder. Simmons was shot only once in the head. Ballentine was shot moments after the New York Giants drafted him in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Ballentine won the Cliff Harris Award after the conclusion of his senior season, which is given annually to the nation’s top small college defensive players. He was also named a 2018 second-team AFCA All-American.
Please pray for the Simmons family who lost their loved one.