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Former Texas A&M football star Antonio Armstrong and wife gunned down in Houston home by teen son

July 30, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Former Texas A&M football star Antonio Armstrong and wife gunned down in Houston home by teen son

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Police say former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife were tragically gunned down by their teenage son inside their southwest Houston home on Friday morning.

Houston Police officials said Armstrong’s wife, Dawn, died at the scene; while paramedics rushed 42-year-old Armstrong to a hospital where he later died.

According to KTRK-TV, 911 received a call around 1:30 a.m. by the 16-year-old son, who was later arrested and is likely to be charged as an adult for the murder of his parents.

The local T.V. affiliate reported that police found a gun still smoking during a subsequent search of the home along with a handwritten note, which read: “I’ve been watching you.”

At the time of the shooting, all three of the couple’s children were home — including a 20-year-old son, and a teenage daughter, who both remained unharmed, Houston police homicide investigator Jimmy Dodson told the Houston Chronicle.

Police investigate the shooting death of former Texas A&M star linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife on Friday

Police investigate the shooting death of former Texas A&M star linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife on Friday

Detectives are working to figure out a motive that could have prompted the teen to commit the murders of his parents.

Dodson said the couple owned a fitness company in three locations across Houston and the family showed no signs of tension.

“This was an outstanding family. The male of the family was an absolute hard-working breadwinner,” Dodson told KPRC-TV.

He added: “He was an associate pastor at a local church. He’s a great guy. The mother was apparently a great mom; it was the all-American family.”

Former Texas A&M football player Antonio Armstrong is shown in this Facebook photo. (Source: Facebook)

Former Texas A&M football player Antonio Armstrong is shown in this Facebook photo. (Source: Facebook)

“There were no signs of neglect, nothing that even could have justified this situation; this doesn’t even make sense. It makes no sense,” Van Lee, Dawn Armstrong’s cousin told reporters.

Armstrong was an all-American linebacker at Texas A&M and played with the Miami Dolphins during the 1995 season.

“Antonio was a special young man. He was an all-American and an outstanding player, but he was an even better person. He was such a positive influence on his teammates. He always had a great big smile and was a joy to coach,” former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, said in a statement.

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