Nigerian Olympic Basketball Player Shot Dead in US In Alleged Robbery Attempt

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Word is reaching us now that a former basketball player on the Olympic Nigerian basketball team (D’Tigers) has been shot dead while allegedly trying to break into a house in Plano, TX.

Details are not entirely clear, but DallasNews is reporting that “His shooter said he saw Onyeuku and another unidentified man break his glass patio door and try to enter his home. The other burglar ran away after Onyeuku was shot, police said.”

Onyeuku, 29 played for the Nigerian team that qualified for the 2012 Olympics during a tournament in Venezuela but he was not included in the Olympic roster, however.

Police have said the burglary and shooting is still being investigated but they have said that the incident happened around 3 a.m. on Nov. 21.

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