Ex-NBA player Adreian Payne shot, killed in Orlando

Officials in Orange County have confirmed that basketball star Adreian Payne died early Monday morning in Orlando. Deputies were called to the 2500 block of Egret Shores Drive around 1:30 amA man later identified as 31-year-old Payne was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.The suspect was identified as 29- year-old Lawrence Dority. Officials say Dority stayed at the scene and was transported to OCSO headquarters where he was interviewed by homicide detectives. Dority has been arrested for first-degree murder and lodged in the Orange County Jail. Investigators focused on a black car stopped in the street with its passenger door open. They also roped off a section of the town home community.”I heard gunshots last night. I saw hella police cars. I don’t even know. It was mayhem last night,” Ree Mursaline, a neighbor, said. “It woke everyone in the house, my family up. Sports Illustrated reports the victim, Adreian Payne, rose to prominence at Michigan State where he was named to the All-Big Ten Team. Payne played in 107 NBA games, averaging four points and three rebounds, over four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.The Orlando Magic tweeted: “The @OrlandoMagic are saddened to learn of the tragic death of Adreian Payne. Adreian was a two-way player that appeared in five games with Orlando during the 2017-18 season, and also spent time with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”What sparked this shooting and any other details are still under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials in Orange County have confirmed that basketball star Adreian Payne died early Monday morning in Orlando.

Deputies were called to the 2500 block of Egret Shores Drive around 1:30 am

A man later identified as 31-year-old Payne was discovered suffering from gunshot wounds and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Lawrence Dority.

Officials say Dority stayed at the scene and was transported to OCSO headquarters where he was interviewed by homicide detectives.

Dority has been arrested for first-degree murder and lodged in the Orange County Jail.

Investigators focused on a black car stopped in the street with its passenger door open.

They also roped off a section of the town home community.

“I heard gunshots last night. I saw hella police cars. I don’t even know. It was mayhem last night,” Ree Mursaline, a neighbor, said. “It woke everyone in the house, my family up.

Sports Illustrated reports the victim, Adreian Payne, rose to prominence at Michigan State where he was named to the All-Big Ten Team.

Payne played in 107 NBA games, averaging four points and three rebounds, over four seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic.

The Orlando Magic tweeted:

“The @OrlandoMagic are saddened to learn of the tragic death of Adreian Payne. Adreian was a two-way player that appeared in five games with Orlando during the 2017-18 season, and also spent time with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

What sparked this shooting and any other details are still under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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