POLICE CHARGE 3 IN SHOOTING DEATH OF UNIV.
OF MEMPHIS FOOTBALL PLAYER
|October 8, 2007
were charged today in the fatal campus shooting of a University
of Memphis football player, authorities said.
21, was shot Sept. 30 shortly before police found him fatally wounded in his car, which had crashed into a tree.
Police Director Larry Godwin said that the attackers intended to rob Bradford, but apparently
did not get what they had come for. He declined to elaborate.
"The investigation is ongoing,
and we do expect additional arrests," Godwin said.
Police said last week that one of the leads they were following
was whether Bradford had won a few thousand dollars at a Mississippi
casino the night before he was killed.
The three Memphis
men, who are not students at the university, were identified as DaeShawn Tate, 21; Victor Trezevant, 21; and Courtney Washington,
22. All three were in police custody.
After the shooting, university officials told students, faculty and staff that
the suspects had fled the campus, but the school canceled classes as a precaution.
Bradford, a Nashville
native who transferred to Memphis from Samford
University, was buried over the weekend.
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