Former Texas A&M LB Antonio Armstrong & Wife Shot Dead in Home By Teen Son


On Friday, it was reported that former Texas A&M linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed allegedly by their 16-year-old son inside their home in Houston.

Dawn was pronounced dead at the scene while Armstrong was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

This was an outstanding family. The male of the family was an absolute hard working breadwinner,” Houston police homicide Investigator Jimmy Dodson said. “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. Like I said, it was kind of the all-American family.”

Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin released a statement:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Antonio Armstrong and his family, his old teammates and the entire Aggie family. Our strength coach Larry Jackson was a teammate of Antonio’s and thought the world of him. This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts are broken.

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