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Former Texas A&M LB Antonio Armstrong Dies After Being Shot by Son

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2016

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 19:  A general view of  Kyle Field on September 19, 2015 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Antonio Armstrong, who graduated from Texas A&M and spent one year in the NFL, and his wife were shot and killed Friday morning. Their 16-year-old son has been charged with murder, per KTRK in Houston.

Armstrong's wife, Dawn, died, while Antonio was hospitalized and in critical condition.

Texas A&M announced later in the day Armstrong succumbed to his injuries. Former Aggies head coach R.C. Slocumb commented on Armstrong's passing:

Antonio was a special young man. He was an All-American and an outstanding player, but he was an even better person. He was such a positive influence on his teammates. He always had a great big smile and was a joy to coach.

Investigators have yet to determine a motive.

ABC 13's Courtney Fischer shared photos of the crime scene:

Courtney Fischer @CourtneyABC13

NEW: police confirm assoc pastor shot, in hospital. His wife shot, killed in bedroom. No suspects. #abc13 https://t.co/XH86P7Cg4J

Courtney Fischer @CourtneyABC13

Police: "this was the all-American family." Husband shot, wife shot & killed. Son & daughter here when it happened. https://t.co/YenlpUoLgU

In his senior year with the Aggies in 1994, Armstrong was an Associated Press All-American. The San Francisco 49ers selected him in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft, and he went on to play four games for the Miami Dolphins in '95.

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