Caribbean Soccer Star Shot Dead in Brooklyn

St. Lucian player killed after scoring winning goal
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2010 3:07 AM CDT
Caribbean Soccer Star Shot Dead in Brooklyn
St. Lucia's Phillip Tisson (14) leaps over Guatemala's Guillermo Ramirez Ortega as he chases the ball during a soccer game in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis, File)

A St. Lucian soccer player was shot and killed on a New York City street hours after scoring a goal that sent his country through to the finals of a tournament for Caribbean teams. Isidore Philip Tisson was shot in the head by an unknown gunman who approached from behind while he was sitting in the back seat of a car parked outside a shop in Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reports.

Police are looking into whether Tisson was involved in an argument at a nearby nightclub where he had been out celebrating his team's 1-0 victory over St. Kitts in the Digicel Caribbean Cup tournament. The team's coach says there was no animosity at the game and the team plans to stay in the tournament to play Jamaica in the final next week. "We'll be playing for Phillip," the coach says. "That's what he would have wanted." (More Isidore Philip Tisson stories.)

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