Catherine Ross, NBC 5 Collin County Reporter
Frisco police say Tyrell Conway died after falling from a moving vehicle at Stonebriar Center Mall on March 19, but investigators want more information about how it happened.
Frisco police are asking for the public’s help in the death of a Liberty High School teen.
Police say 17-year-old Tyrell Conway fell from a moving car on March 19. Conway, a member of track and field and football teams, died Saturday from his injuries.
“He was like our brother, just another brother with us,” said friend Athan Attia. “He had a God-given talent.”
Frisco Police Sgt. Brad Merritt said Conway was in the Stonebriar Centre Mall parking lot the night of March 19, when, somehow, he fell out of a moving vehicle.
Officers only responded to a call involving “an injured person” when Conway was dropped off in a private vehicle to Centennial Medical Center in Frisco. Conway was later transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he died.
Police don’t have any details about what lead up to Conway’s fall.
“He came out of a moving car,” Merritt said. “We don’t know if he was pushed, we don’t know if he fell, we don’t know if he got out voluntarily – we just don’t know.”
Friends believe foul play was involved.
“There obviously needs to be justice done,” Attia said. “Regardless of what the situation was, it’s just not right. Nobody should ever die over anything – it’s just not right. It wasn’t him dying on his own – somebody did this.”
Frisco Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 972-292-6010. You can also send anonymous information by texting FRISCOPD to 847411 (or tip411), or by clicking the tip411 button on the police website.
Funeral services for Conway will be held on Friday at Mount Olive Church in Plano at 1 p.m.