Former NFL star killed by teen son.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
HOUSTON — Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were allegedly shot dead by their teenage son at their Houston home. The 16-year-old suspect now faces murder charges as a juvenile. The fatalities happened around 2 a.m. Friday morning. Dawn died at the scene. Antonio, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, was pronounced dead moments later at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The suspect’s two siblings were reportedly inside the residence at the time of the murders.
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“This was an outstanding family,” Houston police homicide investigator Jimmy Dodson told media members. “He was an associate pastor in the area church. He’s a great guy. The mother was apparently a great mother, according to family members.”
Prior to joining the NFL, Antonio earned All-American honors at Texas A&M where he played from 1991 to 1994. He was one of the cornerstones in the school’s famed “Wrecking Crew” defense. The San Francisco 49ers drafted Antonio in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft.
Police concealed the suspect’s identity because of his age.
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