Former OU football player shot and killed in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas — A former University of Oklahoma (OU) football player was shot and killed in Dallas on Thursday.

Dallas police said 25-year-old Du’Vonta Lampkin was found lying on his back with a gunshot wound around 10:10 p.m. on South Ervay Street. He died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation determined when Lampkin was not answering phone calls, a person went to check on him, found him injured and called for help.

Police said the death was the result of a homicide.

Dallas police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Rodriguez at 214-671-3994 or by email at josue.rodriguez@dallascityhall.com.

OU released a statement that said, “The OU Football family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former player Du’Vonta Lampkin. 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.”

The OU Football family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former player Du'Vonta Lampkin. Du'Vonta was full of...

Posted by Oklahoma Football on Friday, May 6, 2022

According to Oklahoma Football’s website, Lampkin was a defensive tackle. He redshirted in 2015, and played in 2016 and 2017 for the Sooners. He was a four-star recruit out of high school in Texas.