Arkansas State player killed in Tennessee shooting
(AP) -- An Arkansas State football player and his stepfather were shot to death during a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn., with the athlete apparently trying to protect his parents from their attackers, police said Thursday.
Markel Owens, a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman for the Red Wolves, was fatally shot along with Johnny Shivers, 36, during the robbery at a duplex on Wednesday night. Shivers died at the scene, while Owens was pronounced dead after being taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
A 37-year-old woman, who was Shivers' wife and Owens' mother, was also shot. She was treated and released from the hospital. Her name was not released, but Owens' mother is listed as Chermaine Owens in the Arkansas State media guide.