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Posted: July 30, 2016

Former college football star, wife killed by son, police say

By Austin American-Statesman

HOUSTON —

Former Texas A&M star Antonio Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, are dead after a shooting Friday morning in their home in Houston.

KTRK reported Saturday that the couple’s 16-year-old son has been charged with capital murder. The son is believed to have called 911 after the shooting. He is not being named due to his age.

The wife died at the scene, while Armstrong was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

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According to KTRK, the couple was shot in their bedroom.

Armstrong was a fitness instructor, motivational speaker and associate pastor in Houston. The couple ran a gym in Bellaire and Armstrong maintained a YouTube channel called Strong Talk.

According to KTRK, no motive has been revealed. There was no signs of a struggle, according to police. Police and family members described the Armstrong family as "all-American."

The couple's daughter was home at the time of the shooting, but was unharmed.

Armstrong was an All-American in 1994. He played one season in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins.

The son is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.


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