Young Gospel Singer Killed in Tampa

Levi Dixon Jr. may have been mistaken for someone else: family
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2008 1:49 PM CDT
Relatives say Levi Dixon Jr. had a promising musical career ahead of him.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A promising 17-year-old gospel singer was shot to death early yesterday morning in West Tampa while staying at a friend’s house, the St. Petersburg Times reports. An unknown assailant burst through the door at 4 am and shot Levi Dixon Jr., whom relatives speculate he mistook for someone else. “By all accounts, he was a good kid,” a police spokesperson said.

"He was fixing to be something,” the victim's cousin said. “I think he had a chance, you feel me? He ain't got no chance no more, though." It’s not known why the high school student, who sang in clubs around the area, was alone at his friend’s house.