Contact Us

Arkansas State Player Killed in Tennessee Shooting

Arkansas State University Athletics

Arkansas State says junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men killed in a shooting in Jackson, Tenn.

Jerry Scott, the school’s sports information director, confirms Owens was one of the victims and said “it’s a sad day” for the Red Wolves.

The Jackson Sun reports three people were shot about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, but the newspaper said police wouldn’t immediately give details about the victims.

The 21-year-old Owens played in 11 games for the Red Wolves last season, helping Arkansas State (8-5) to at least a share of its third straight Sun Belt Conference title and a second straight win in the GoDaddy Bowl.

The 6-foot-2, 303-pound native of Jackson, Tenn., would have been a senior next season.

Best of 600 ESPN

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://krod.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on CLUBHOUSE quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on CLUBHOUSE quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive CLUBHOUSE contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.