Two men arrested in former OU football player’s shooting death in Dallas

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Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly, left, and defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, right, tackle Kansas running back Taylor Martin, center, during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Oklahoma won 56-3. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

DALLAS– Dallas cops have actually validated that two people were detained in the shooting death of a previous University of Oklahoma football gamer in May.

Du’Vonta Lampkin, 25, was discovered facedown with a single gunshot injury at an apartment or condo on South Ervay Road in midtown Dallas.

Cops recognized the suspects for Lampkin’s fatality as 22-year-old Antwan Franklin and also 24-year-old Erick Garcia. According to prison logs, both have actually been in jail because very early July.

More information concerning their participation in Lampkin’s death was not released.

Lampkin’s good friend and also the friend’s girlfriend told cops that they were leasing the apartment as an Airbnb for Lampkin while he waited to move into his very own home. They mosted likely to check on him given that he wasn’t addressing his phone, and they located him dead.

Authorities claimed his black and white developer backpack, cell phone, as well as budget were missing at the scene.

Lampkin utilized to play defensive deal with for the College of Oklahoma from 2015 via 2018. He declared for the NFL Draft in 2018 as well as went undrafted yet eventually signed with the Tennessee Titans for just over a month prior to being forgoed.

He additionally played senior high school football in the Houston area at Cypress Falls Secondary School.

Since July 20, Franklin was being hung on a $500,000 bond for capital murder by fear threat or various other felony. Garcia’s bond was established for $750,000 for the exact same charge. Records show Garcia was additionally billed for breaking his parole.

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