DALLAS, Texas (KFOR) – A former University of Oklahoma football player was killed in a Texas shooting this week.
On Friday, the Dallas Police Department announced that it was investigating a homicide involving 25-year-old Du’Vonta Lampkin.
Investigators say when Lampkin was not answering phone calls, a witness went to check on him. When they arrived, they found him suffering from a gunshot wound.
Around 10:10 p.m. on Thursday, officers were called to the 500 block of S. Ervay Street.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Lampkin lying on his back with a single gunshot wound.
Sadly, Lampkin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators say Lampkin was staying at the Airbnb and was waiting to move into a new apartment. Officials say some of his personal belongings were missing from the scene.
At this point, the Dallas Police Department is asking for anyone with information on the case to call their department.
Du’Vonta Lampkin‘s name might be familiar to some Sooner fans.
The defensive tackle attended the University of Oklahoma from 2015 through 2018, but only saw extensive time on the field during his redshirt sophomore season.
After the season, he declared for the NFL Draft in 2018. He went undrafted but eventually signed with the Tennessee Titans for a short period.
The University of Oklahoma released the following statement on Lampkin’s passing on Facebook:
“The OU Football family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former player Du’Vonta Lampkin. Du’Vonta was full of life and spirit, was a supportive teammate and a joy to be around. Our sincerest thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with his family and loved ones.”