NC football star Quontellas Norwood returns just 36 days after being shot in a drive-by – USA Today

PINETOPS, N.C. – It was in the dark where the premonition came.

In the dark, under the pale light of the full moon in the wee hours of the morning of Aug. 30.

An uneasy hesitation set in Lashell Norwood as her 17-year-old son Quontellas, a football star at Southwest Edgecombe High in Pinetops, N.C., was about to back her Chrysler 300 out of the driveway, after dropping her, her daughter and her granddaughter off, and take his friend Antonio Dickens home.

She paused.

“Hurry back,” she said. “Be careful.”

He said he would. She knew he would. Quontellas was always careful.

But on this night in Rocky Mount, N.C., the neighboring city where he lives, careful wouldn’t be enough to stop the evil that lurked on Leggett Road. (Source: Read more)