Former NFL football star Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn Armstrong were fatally shot in their Houston home early Friday, July 29.
That the double homicide was allegedly committed by their 16-year-old son, who was immediately taken into custody.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Dawn was found dead in the couple’s bedroom. Antonio, a former football star, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition and died there several hours later.
Police told local a news station that the Armstrongs’ teenage son had been charged with murder, though no motive had been identified. The 16-year-old was also the one to call 911 around 1:30 a.m. Friday.
Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife were fatally shot by their teenage son in the family’s Houston home early Friday, police said.
Armstrong’s wife, Dawn, was pronounced dead in their bedroom after their 16-year-old son dialed 911 around 1:30 a.m., police sources told KTRK-TV. Antonio Armstrong was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but multiple local media outlets reported that he had died later in the day.
Investigators who searched the southwest Houston home found a gun still smoking with a note next to it reading, “I’ve been watching you,” the TV station reported. Police arrested the 16-year-old teen. Sources close to the investigation said he was likely to be charged as an adult.
“There was nothing left out. There was no neglect or anything. There was nothing that even could possibly have justified this situation,” Dawn Armstrong’s cousin, Vaun Lee, told reporters. “This doesn’t even make sense. It makes no sense.”
All three of the couple's children — including a 20-year-old son and a teenage daughter — were in the Palmetto St. home at the time of the shooting. All were unharmed, Houston police homicide investigator Jimmy Dodson told the Houston Chronicle.