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