Valley trainer, coach honored after tragic loss of life

Phoenix police say that 30-year-old David Denogean was shot and later died from his accidents whereas strolling his canine close to twelfth Street and Maryland Avenue.

It was on the similar spot on Sunday the place family members gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor Denogean.

He was a loving younger man, a observe coach at Camelback High School and one heck of a neighbor in keeping with Miss Mevelyn Lyons, who lived subsequent door to Denogean.

“David had just moved in, in fact, he parked in my parking space,” she laughed. “He cared about a lot of things and a lot of people but the thing that was the best, he always looked out for me, and because we were neighbors we shared insta-pot recipes and had BBQs.”

His love for thus many was demonstrated by all the scholars, co-workers, family and friends who gathered alongside the Phoenix intersection to honor his quick life. 

His dad and mom Frank and Judy had been surrounded by dozens of individuals who cherished the 30-year-old greater than something.

“You know it’s a testament to David looking at all the cards and pictures and candles but it can’t bring my boy back but hopefully someone knows something out there,” Frank Denogean mentioned.

The tragedy left his household heartbroken and worst of all, looking for solutions.

“If you’re out there please turn yourself in, so we can get some closure as a family, so we can move on with our lives but know that you took something away from us that we can never get back,” he added.

David’s canine, Evie whimpered by way of kind-hearted and tear-jerking feedback proper close to the space the place David took his final breath and whereas he was an extremely pleasant man, Lyons says, Evie was the icebreaker.

“Evie would run out into my unit and I’d give her some cheese and we’d be friends ever since, so he is going to be missed in the community, he had a special heart for special needs children and teaching and he did a lot of things to be helpful to people.”

Police are nonetheless investigating who’s accountable.

Meanwhile, the group can proceed to indicate assist for the household with these medical payments and funeral companies by heading to their GoFundMe page.

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