Hundreds remember Glenwood graduate, Tyler Cox
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the Glenwood High School graduate, Tyler Cox.
Many said the teen was a fighter, strong, smart, and loved by everyone.
His wrestling coach said he was a special student, always caring and selfless.
"He was just friendly, he was always smiling very outgoing, just a pleasure to be around he was one of the most fun kids I ever coached, you know that's why I was drawn to him, even after I wasn't coaching him anymore, to follow where he was going in life,” said Cox’s first wrestling coach, John Hughes. “You know, he had big things ahead of him."
Police found Cox in his Springfield home on Cherylwood Lane -Monday night.
Officials said through investigations, they've determined the shooting was an accident.