Texas college football player Carlton Champion Jr. had everything. A rising college football career, friends, and a new girlfriend.
Carlton Champion Jr. in court
When the 21-year-old found out that his girlfriend, 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood who went by the name Tyra, was really a male the athlete shot Underwood to death.Tyler police were called by neighbors who reported hearing gunshots in the area and a suspicious vehicle. Police found a red Toyota Camry off the road, and there was a dead black male behind the wheel who had been shot and who was dead when police arrived.