Tenn. man arrested in Arkansas State player’s death

Tenn. man arrested in Arkansas State player's death (Image 1)

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – A 22-year-old Tennessee man has been charged with murder in the death of an Arkansas State football player and his stepfather, who were shot to death during a home invasion robbery.

Jackson police said Derrick Wade of Jackson was charged with two counts of felony murder of 21-year-old Markel Owens and 36-year-old Johnny Shivers; especially aggravated robbery of Shivers; attempted first-degree murder of Owens' mother, 37-year-old Chermaine Owens; aggravated assault of Shivers' 16-year-old son; and tampering with evidence.

Wade is being held at the Madison County jail. Online jail information does not indicate whether Wade is represented by a lawyer.

Police were called to the home in Jackson Wednesday night.

Police found Wade at a relative's home Thursday after he sought treatment at a Memphis hospital for a gunshot wound Wednesday night. Investigators are searching for a second gunman.

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