Du'Vonta Lampkin dead at 25 – Former Oklahoma football star 'shot and killed in homicide while staying at Airbnb'

FORMER Oklahoma University football player Du'Vonta Lampkin was found shot to death on Thursday night.

The Dallas Police Department confirmed that 25-year-old Lampkin was the victim they found shot to death late Thursday night.

Officers were dispatched to an apartment around 10pm on Thursday night.

The "apartment" turned out to be an Airbnb one of Lampkin's friends had rented for him while he moved from one apartment to another.

Friends went to the Airbnb to check on Lampkin after failing to reach him over the phone.

Lampkin's backpack, cellphone, and wallet were missing, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Police found Lampkin with a single gunshot wound.

He died on the scene.

His brother, Eddie Lampkin, confirmed his death on Twitter, tweeting "They killed my brother."

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case. Anonymous tips may be submitted at 214-373-8477.

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Lampkin attended the University of Oklahoma from 2015 to 2018 and played for the football team as the defensive tackle, according to KFOR-TV.

He declared for the NFL Draft in 2018.

He went undrafted but later signed with the Tennessee Titans for a short period.

Oklahoma University Football issued a statement on their Twitter account, saying in part: "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."

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