Saturday, July 30, 2016
Crime and the black family: Former NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife were shot and killed by their teenage son in their home in Houston
Police were called to the Armstrongs’ home in response to shots fired. Dawn Armstrong died at the scene and Antonio Armstrong died in the hospital a few hours later. The couple’s 16-year-old son has been charged with murder. One of the couple’s two other children was at home at the time but was not harmed. Antonio Armstrong was an All-American linebacker at Texas A&M and a sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers in 1995. He played briefly for the Dolphins and Rams and then spent four seasons in the Canadian Football League. In retirement he has worked as a personal trainer and was well known in his community as a volunteer youth coach.