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Markel Owens And His Stepfather Killed In Home Robbery

People really don’t give a fawk.

According to NY Daily News:

An Arkansas State football player and his stepfather were shot to death during a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn., with the athlete apparently trying to protect his parents from their attackers, police said Thursday.

Markel Owens, a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman for the Red Wolves, was fatally shot along with Johnny Shivers, 36, during the robbery at a duplex on Wednesday night. Shivers died at the scene, while Owens was pronounced dead after being taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

“I think you can conclude that he was protecting his mother and stepfather,” Jackson police spokesman Tyreece Miller said of Owens.

Jerry Scott, the school’s sports information director, called it a sad day for the Red Wolves.

“We’re deeply saddened and our utmost sympathies go out to his family, teammates and classmates,” Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir said in a statement. “Please join me in prayer for so many people who are being impacted by the loss of Markel.”

Investigators say they believe Shivers was specifically targeted and police also discovered a large amount of m*r*ju*na inside the apartment. While the motive remains under investigation, police believe the robbers knew that drugs, money or both were in the apartment.

This young man had such a bright future. This is a huge loss for his family and his sport.




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