Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn have been murdered. And police suspect the 16 year old son is the killer.
Armstrong, who was a football star at Texas A&M and later was a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, was only42.
Pastor Antonio Armstrong, a former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker, and his wife, Dawn, were fatally shot inside their Houston home. Their 16-year-old son was charged with double homicide, but his motive remains unknown.
Dawn Armstrong, 42, died at the scene, and Antonio Armstrong, also 42, was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital hours later with a gunshot wound to the head Friday, according to Fox8.
Houston police have not been able to determine a motive for the murder, but they found a note lying next to a gun, which read, “I’ve been watching you.”
It was the son, one of the three children of the Armstrongs, who called 911. The teen, who has not been named, will be tried as a juvenile. The two other children were also in the house when the shooting took place, according to reports.
Antonio Armstrong was associate pastor at Spirit and Life Kingdom Center in southwest Houston, which is led by his mother, Pastor Kay Shorter. Antonio and Dawn were also involved in the church’s marriage ministry, according to the church’s website.
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— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 30, 2016