Former NBA Star Shot to Death in Florida

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Former NBA and College Basketball star Adreian Payne was killed in Florida after being shot to death Sunday night.

As The Orlando Sentinel reports:

A 31-year-old former college basketball star who was briefly a member of the Orlando Magic was shot to death at the Econ Landing townhomes in east Orange County overnight, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In an unsigned statement, the agency said deputies were called to the 2500 block of Egret Shores Drive about 1:30 a.m., arriving to find Adreian Payne wounded. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter, 29-year-old Lawrence Dority, stayed at the scene of the killing and was later interviewed by homicide detectives at OCSO headquarters.

Dority has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant and booked into the Orange County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

Authorities have so far not released a potential motive for the killing.

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