Former NFL player Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were both shot in the early hours of Friday morning allegedly by their teenage son.
The 16-year-old is reported to have been in the company of his two other siblings when the incident occurred, though they remained unhurt.
The suspect whose name was not given by police called 911 at around 1.30AM, shortly after the shooting occurred and has since been charged as a juvenile.
Armstrong’s wife, Dawn died at the scene of the shooting, while he (Armstrong) was pronounced dead at the city’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, having suffered a gunshot wound to his head, according to a bellanaija.com source.
Jimmy Dodson, Houston police’s investigator said there was no trace of history of domestic abuse in the family.
He said: “The Armstrongs were an outstanding family … It was kind of the all-American family. He’s a great guy. The mother was apparently a great mother, according to family members.”
Armstrong, 42 was an associate pastor at a local church and a college football star at Texas A&M University who was later named an All-American in his senior season as a linebacker for the A&M Aggies.