3 arrested for shooting death of OU player in Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas police have arrested three people in connection with the shooting death of a man found in an Airbnb rental in May.

According to the Dallas Police Department, officers were called to a residence in the 500 block of South Ervay Street shortly after 10 p.m. Police said when officers arrived they discovered the victim, Du’Vonta Lampkin, 25, lying on his back. with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound.

Dallas Fire-Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim dead, police said.

According to police, homicide detectives discovered the location was an Airbnb that was rented by a man and a woman, both friends of the victim.

Police said the witnesses told detectives they rented the victim’s apartment for the week while he waited to move into his new apartment, police said. According to police, Lampkin was supposed to leave the apartment on May 6, but the witness went to the apartment to check it out after Lampkin stopped answering his phone.

Police said the witness then discovered Lampkin dead and returned to his apartment to call the police as he feared the killer was still inside.

The witness told police that some of Lampkin’s personal items also appeared to be missing from the unit.

According to a Dallas Morning News report, Antwan Franklin, 22, and Erick Garcia, 24, were arrested on July 8 and taken to the Dallas County Jail. Bail is set at $500,000 for Franklin and $750,000 for Garcia. Each faces a capital murder charge.

Dallas police said officers also arrested John Williams, 31, on July 29 for his involvement in the homicide.


According to a tweet from the University of Oklahoma football teamDu’Vonta Lampkin played for the Sooners and “was a supportive teammate and a joy to be with”.

“Our deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to his family and loved ones,” the team said.

Eddie Lampkin, a basketball player from Texas Christian University, apparently confirmed his brother‘s died Friday morning on Twitter tweeting, “They killed my brother.”

According to SoonerSports.com, Lampkin was redshirted in 2015 and played two seasons for the Sooners. Lampkin’s online biography indicates that he spent time in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans and Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League. Lampkin, from Houston, played high school football in Cypress Falls.

The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact Homicide Detective Josue Rodriguez at 214-671-3994 or by email at [email protected]

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