A former football player at a Prince George's County high school was fatally shot Monday night in New Carrollton, the county police said.

They said Desmond Burns, 24, was found shot in the 5300 block of 85th Avenue. He lived on on 85th Avenue, the police said. police said.

Police were sent about 7:45 p.m. Monday to 85th Avenue after a shooting was reported there. Burns was found outdooors, they said. He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later, the county police said.

In a brief statement on Tuesday the county police said they are trying to identify a suspect and determine a motive.

"He was a good kid," said Dameon Powell, who had coached Burns on the football team at DuVal High School in Prince George's.

"I enjoyed hving him on the team<" Powell said. "He was a great teammate, he had a very very good heart."

A manager at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fairfax, Va., where he was a cook, said he was "a wonderful kid" who "had so much potential." The manager, Jennifer May, said the staff was "pretty torn up."

The county police said Tuesday that they are trying to find out who shot him and why.