LSU, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal will pay for Baton Rouge child's funeral

Staff Report
NBA great Shaquille O'Neal during NBA All Star Saturday Night at United Center on February 15, 2020.

Former NBA and LSU basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal will pay for the funeral expenses of a 3-year-old Baton Rouge child killed by a stray shot while in bed.

Family members told Baton Rouge area television stations WBRZ and WAFB that O'Neal had reached out to pay for Devin Page Jr.'s expenses. WAFB shared a video showing Shaq talking to the child's mother and grandmother on a Facetime call.

Baton Rouge Police reported the boy was struck and killed by a gunshot while lying in bed late April 12. The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. on Fairfields Avenue.

Investigators believe the stray shot came from a shootout near the residence.