A former college football wide receiver has tragically passed away after suffering gun shot wounds during a dispute with a neighbor on Sunday.
Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, a former Colorado Buffaloes player and sixth round NFL Draft pick, has died after reportedly getting into a fight with a neighbor over a parking spot.
Cunningham passed away on Monday. He had reportedly gotten into an altercation with a neighbor over a parking spot earlier on Sunday. Cunningham and the neighbor then reportedly met near a local high school to settle their dispute later in the day.
Cunningham was shot multiple times, Arapahoe sheriff’s spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said.
The sheriff’s office arrested 31-year-old Marcus Johnson on Sunday on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder.
According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect told investigators that his neighbor who lives across the street from him had attacked him earlier in the day.
Sherman said the two met near Eaglecrest High School to settle their dispute over a parking spot. Only the suspect brought a gun, she said, and it was later recovered.
Cunningham played wide receiver and defensive back at Colorado. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round in 1996. Cunningham spent one season in the NFL.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.