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Forty-two-year-old former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed Friday at their home in Houston, Texas, allegedly by their 16-year-old son, reports NBC News.

The teen, whose name has not been released, has been charged as a juvenile and was being questioned Saturday by investigators in connection with the deaths, writes the television news outlet.

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Armstrong, 42, “played one season with the Miami Dolphins in 1995 after starring at linebacker for the Texas A&M Aggies. He was named an All-American his senior season with 62 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss,” writes the New York Daily News.

From NBC:

Two of the couple’s other children were in the house when the shootings happened around 2 a.m. local time Friday and neither was hurt, the station reported.

A stunned investigator who called the Armstrongs an “all-American family” said they have not yet determined a motive.

“This was an outstanding family,” Houston police homicide investigator Jimmy Dodson told KPRC. “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.”

The Daily News reports that a GoFundMe page was created to help the family.

Rest in peace, Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. 

SOURCE: NBC NewsNew York Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty


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