Two Arrested in Former NFL Player’s Shooting Death


Two males have been arrested in reference to the deadly taking pictures of a former faculty soccer and NFL participant.

Antwan Franklin, 22, and Erick Garcia, 24, have been arrested this month and accused of killing 25-year-old Du’Vonte Lampkin, the Dallas Police Division stated on Wednesday.

The arrest announcement comes a number of weeks after the deadly taking pictures of Lampkin, who was a defensive sort out for the College of Oklahoma and, in 2018, signed an NFL contract with the Tennessee Titans. He was waived just a few months after signing.

In response to jail data, Garcia and Franklin are being held on expenses of capital homicide by terror risk.

Two individuals have been arrested in reference to the deadly taking pictures of Du’Vonte Lampkin, a former soccer participant on the College of Oklahoma. Above, Lampkin celebrates a defensive cease towards TCU at Gaylord Household Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017, in Norman, Oklahoma.
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The taking pictures occurred on Could 5 at about 10:10 p.m. native time and officers have been referred to as to a residence at 500 S. Ervay Avenue, police stated.

Officers discovered Lampkin mendacity on the ground “with a single gunshot wound,” police stated.

“Dallas Fireplace and Rescue responded and the sufferer died on the scene,” a press launch stated.

The 911 name was made by a witness who went to examine on Lampkin after he didn’t reply a number of telephone calls.

“The investigation decided the sufferer was staying on the location, rented, whereas ready to maneuver into a brand new condominium,” police stated.

Police launched surveillance video on Could 18 that appeared to indicate the 2 suspects within the condominium complicated the place the deadly taking pictures happened. The video appeared to indicate them strolling close to an elevator within the condominium constructing and ultimately leaving.

The Dallas Morning Information obtained an arrest warrant for the 2 suspects and reported that it stated Franklin deliberate to rob Lampkin, and the 2 have been pals. In response to the affidavit, Garcia was seen on surveillance footage carrying Lampkin’s backpack that “was identified to be full of cash,” shortly after Lampkin entered the constructing.

The affidavit additionally stated that the 2 suspects exchanged messages on social media discussing the theft, with Garcia telling Franklin that he was ready for Lampkin within the stairwell, the Dallas Morning Information reported.

Lampkin’s physique was found roughly 24 hours after the taking pictures.

Newsweek was directed to a press launch from the Dallas Police Division after reaching out for remark.