Katy Man, Former College Football Star Reportedly Shot at Dallas Airbnb

DALLAS – A Katy man and former college football star was fatally shot in an Airbnb rental in Dallas on Thursday, KXAS reportedciting the Dallas Police Department.

Officers called to the 500 block of South Ervay Street just after 10 p.m. found 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 it was an Airbnb rented by a man and a woman, both friends of the victim.

KXAS reported that witnesses told detectives they rented the victim’s apartment for the week while he waited to move into his new apartment. 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.

KXAS said the witness found Lampkin dead, but walked out of there because he feared the killer was still inside the rental. The witness told police that some of Lampkin’s personal items also appeared to be missing.

No arrests have been announced in the case, and Dallas police have not shared any other details in the investigation, including details about a motive or a potential suspect. Go to KXAS for their full report.

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].

Lampkin played for the University of Oklahoma football team, the school tweeted, saying this: “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 thoughts , heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to his family and loved ones.”

Eddie Lampkin shared messages on Twitter, including this one with pictures of his brother. Eddie Lampkin is also from the Katy area and has celebrated him and his brother’s sporting aspirations.

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