DALLAS — A former Oklahoma Sooners football player is dead after a shooting in Dallas late Thursday night.
Dallas police responded to a call downtown around 10 p.m. where they found 25-year-old Du'Vonte Lampkin shot. Paramedics tried to help but Lampkin died before he could be moved to a hospital.
Lampkin played defensive tackle at OU from 2015 to 2018 but left early for the pros. He went undrafted and signed with the Tennessee Titans in the offseason before getting cut before the season started.
The Houston native last played for the Massachusetts Pirates arena league football team.
Dallas police say they were told Lampkin hadn't been answering his phone and when someone went to check on him they found him injured.
OU Football tweeted about Lampkin stating:
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 sincerest thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/hV8zEFawmO
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) May 6, 2022
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