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Cumberland University defensive back Arondai Thompson shot and killed in Tennessee

Arondai Thompson the freshman defensive back at Cumberland University was shot and killed last week in Nashville, Tennessee.
Arondai Thompson the freshman defensive back at Cumberland University was shot and killed last week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arondai Thompson the freshman defensive back at Cumberland University was shot and killed last week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arondai Thompson a star football player for East Nashville High School went to Cumberland University to play before returning home for personal reasons.

Thompson died following a shooting on Robwood Drive, identifying 19-year-old Jamandas Mayberry as the shooter and arresting him Thursday. Two witnesses told police they were inside a vehicle with Thompson and Mayberry passing around multiple firearms.

The witnesses got out of the vehicle to play basketball and heard a gunshot shortly after. They ran back to the car where they saw Mayberry shaking Thompson. Police said Mayberry fled the scene, and witnesses drove Thompson to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mayberry was charged with criminal homicide. It is unclear how Mayberry and Thompson knew each other and to who the gun belongs.

Please keep the Thompson family in your prayers during this tough time.

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