Marcus Moore, Jr. Trey’s teammate at Westfield Excessive Faculty, was a part of a senior parade in 2020 when their households celebrated the boys’ acceptance to america Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Trey’s mom, 57-year-old Michelle Cummings, was killed in a taking pictures whereas sitting on the patio of her Annapolis resort. She and her husband had been there to drop off Trey on the academy and attend his induction ceremony.
In response to Annapolis police, two individuals, who had been the meant targets of the taking pictures, had been sitting in a parked SUV on a close-by avenue simply after midnight Tuesday when pictures had been fired. They weren’t damage and have been interviewed by police.
Nonetheless, Cummings, who was sitting on a resort patio, was hit by a stray bullet and died.
Federal and state officers are providing a $22,000 reward for information resulting in the killer.
On Wednesday, Moore shared an image of he and Trey, together with a message.
“I really like my brother with all the things I received in me. No matter no matter occurs, I will be there for him and his household. I’ve went by plebe yr on the academy so I do know what to anticipate, and I am going to verify he will get by each tough patch and each bump within the street. He is been my brother since sixth grade and I performed towards him in little league soccer. He is certainly one of my greatest pals. Mrs. Cummings has been my staff mother since my seventh grade yr and he or she was Trey’s primary fan. If you realize Trey, you realize he is shut along with his mom. I do know he is hurting, however I am right here for him in each which manner. As quickly as I heard, I got here all the way down to see about my boy, be sure he was good, stayed with him the entire day. Proper now, he is my primary precedence as a result of if it was me, he’ll do the identical and I really like him.”
The Naval Academy gave Trey the choice to defer, however he has chosen to go ahead.
Trey is a part of the Class of 2025. The freshmen, referred to as plebes, had been dropped off by their mother and father and undergo a check-in course of, together with studying to salute, hair cuts and medical exams.
The method begins what’s referred to as plebe summer time, which is six weeks of primary coaching.
Lt. Col. Todd McCarthy, officer in control of plebe summer time, informed WJLA he admires Trey.
“I could not be prouder of that younger man, and after I say that I converse for all of the management, we’re so happy with him. And naturally our prayers and condolences exit to the household. It is an unthinkable tragedy,” McCarthy stated. “He has made the selection to remain right here and be part of us for Plebe Summer season so we’re taking good care of him in each manner we are able to. The complete staff, all the Naval Academy household, surrounded him and we’re doing all the things we are able to for him.”
Trey’s former highschool soccer staff can also be exhibiting assist, writing in a tweet, “We love you Ms Cummings, you may really be missed.”
We love you Ms Cummings, you’ll really be missed. RIH 🕊 💔 • Westfield Mustang Household please attain out to your brother Trey @LCummings70 present your love & assist should you haven’t already, lets maintain their household lifted up in our prayers. We’re all right here with you Trey 🙏🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/7HfhEJdM37
— (Spring) Westfield Soccer (@WestfieldHSFB) June 30, 2021
Understandably, Trey has not spoken publicly since his mom’s dying.
His final tweet was on Tuesday, the day she was killed. He wrote just one phrase, “Why?”
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