Former College B-Ball Player Killed In Shooting, Sister Charged With His Murder

The college basketball world is in mourning on Saturday after the tragic news was passed down that Deante Strickland was shot and killed in a house in Portland, Oregon on Friday night, according to police.

His sister, Tamena Strickland, has been charged with murder.

According to The Oregonian, Tamena Strickland is being charged with both murder and attempted murder. She also shot two other family members – her aunt Shirley and her grandmother Shirley.

Both women are expected to survive.

“Damian Strickland, who said he was an uncle to the victim, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that his niece, Tamena Strickland, shot and killed her brother, Deante Strickland. He said Deante’s aunt and grandmother, both named Shirley, were also shot, one in the knee and in the back, and are at the hospital. Both women’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening, police said.”

Strickland’s uncle delivered the most devastating news when he said Deante’s last words were “My sister shot me” and “I don’t want to die.”

Deante Strickland, who was a senior on last season’s Portland State Vikings basketball team, averaged seven points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest.

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