Preston Ryan Cope

 

 

Age: 15

 

Summary: student at Marshall County High School in rural Benton, Kentucky who was one of two students shot and killed during a tragic January 23 school shooting that occurred on the school's campus when a 15-year-old student opened fire with a 9mm Ruger handgun and critically injured eighteen other people as students were gathering in an open area prior to the start of classes, in which the suspected shooter Gabe Parker was taken into custody by the Marshall County Sheriff at the scene.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds sustained in a school shooting

 

Born: March 20, 2002

 

Died: January 23, 2018

 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee