Former Houston Cougars Linebacker Charged In Double Murder

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Two people have tragically lost their lives following a deadly shooting on Sunday morning.

The suspect is Zamar Kirven, a former University of Houston linebacker, and he has been charged with capital murder.

The victims have been identified as Sabion Kubitza, 22, and Jacob Ybarra, 20. A report released stated Kirven knew the victims and grew up playing football with them.

Kirven has been in the transfer portal since December after he got kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules, according to the Houston Chronicle.

As a sophomore in 2019, he had 28 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, an interception, a pass defended and a fumble recovery in eight games.

His dismissal from the team came after the 2020 season.