Former NFL Antonio Armstrong & Wife Shot By Son!!
Former Texas A&M All-American linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed early Friday in their Houston home.
Former linebacker and his wife were shot and killed by their teenage son in their home in Houston on Friday, police say. Police say a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings. The suspect’s identity is being withheld because of his age.
This is the world we are living in when your child shoots and kills you? What could his parents have done to him that would make him shoot and kill them? There is always three sides to a story and we have no idea the dynamics of their relationship. It’s sad that he thought killing his parents would be the answer and at age 16, his entire life is ruined.
Police were called to the Armstrong’s home around 1:30 a.m. in response to shots fired, the Houston Chronicle reports. Daun Armstrong died at the scene and Antonio Armstrong died in the hospital a few hours later. The couple’s two other children were at home at the time but were not harmed. I’m wondering if the other two children were apart of it, what were they doing when they heard the shots?
Relatives described the Armstrongs as a loving family and say they can’t imagine what could have led to such a situation.
“They kept them busy and they supported them in everything that they did. There was not any mark that they missed with their children,” a cousin of Daun Armstrong told the Houston Chronicle. “There was nothing that even could possibly have justified this situation. This doesn’t even make sense.”
Antonio Armstrong was selected in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft by the San Franciso 49ers. An ankle fracture in training camp led to his release that October. He then signed with the Miami Dolphins and played in four games that season, logging four solo tackles.
The NFL’er also played three seasons in the CFL. The Armstrongs owned and operated a small chain of fitness centers in the Houston area.
In retirement he has worked as a personal trainer and was well known in his community as a volunteer youth coach. Antonio Armstrong was a letter man who played for the Aggies from 1991 to ’94, and in a statement Friday, Texas A&M described him as a cornerstone of the “Wrecking Crew” defense. He was named a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as a senior after leading the Southwestern Conference in quarterback sacks and tackles for loss, and was named a first-team Associated Press All-America linebacker in 1994.
Rest in peace Antonio and Daun Armstrong. Their lives cut short because their son shot them, I’m praying for the family and I really hope the powers that be can really find out why their 16 year old son shot his parents. This generation believes they don’t have to work and they are entitled to what you have worked for. This generation is our future, we in trouble!!