A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings.
Texas A&M University identified the victims in a statement as Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. Police said officers discovered the wounded couple about 2 a.m. Friday. Dawn Armstrong died at the scene, and Antonio Armstrong was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital hours later with a gunshot wound to the head.
The suspect's identity is being withheld because of his age.
Texas A&M issued a statement Friday saying Antonio Armstrong was a letterman who played for the Aggies from 1991 to 1994 and described him as a cornerstone of the A&M "Wrecking Crew" defense. He was named first-team Associated Press All-America linebacker in 1994 and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
An ankle fracture in training camp led to his release that October. He signed with the Dolphins and played in four games with Miami that season, logging four solo tackles.
Miami Dolphnis released the following statement: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time."