Former North Carolina State and Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was shot to death Monday at his house in Pinson, Alabama, AL.com reported.
Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were dispatched to Gray’s house after a friend found him wounded and unresponsive, the report said.
The 25-year-old Gray was found at 9:56, according to the report.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian told AL.com that Gray’s girlfriend reported she last saw him about an hour earlier when she left the house.
Gray was pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m., Fred Davenport of WVTM-TV in Birmingham reported.
Davenport said Gray was found in the “garage area” and authorities are investigating his “murder.”
No further information was immediately available about the nature of the shooting.
Gray graduated from Pinson Valley High School in suburban Birmingham and went to junior college.
He transferred to North Carolina State, where he had 2.5 sacks in his senior season for the Wolfpack, according to ESPN.
The 6-foot-2, 313-pound Gray was undrafted in 2014 but signed with the Packers a free agent. He reportedly played in four preseason games for Green Bay before he was released in 2015.
He then moved back to Alabama, where he worked “renovating houses, selling cars and working as a party promoter,” according to AL.com.
Gray was the father of two young children whom he adored, his family members said via AL.com.
His former teammates and fans responded to news of Gray’s death on social media.
Damn… the news I just got is tough to hear as we just spoke a month ago. Rest in peace to my good friend and former teammate Carlos Gray. Makes me sick to think someone would take the life of someone so big-hearted that cares so deeply for their children. Justice must be served
— Charlie Hegedus (@CharlieHegedus) May 1, 2018
— Packers Fan (@Packers_Fan_) May 1, 2018
— SirWallyOfRaleigh (@walstylez) May 1, 2018
According to AL.com, deputies who searched the home for additional victims or suspects found “marijuana, digital scales, a Glock handgun with an extended magazine and an AK-47 rifle with a large capacity magazine all in plain view.”
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