20-year-old Western Michigan basketball player charged with murder of student

Prosecutors have filed murder charges against Joeviair Kennedy, a 20-year-old member of the Western Michigan basketball team, in connection to the shooting death of a 19-year-old WMU student at an off-campus apartment earlier this month.

CBS reported that authorities allege Kennedy shot and killed 19-year-old Jacob Jones at an off-campus apartment. Kennedy also faces a charge of armed robbery.

Kennedy was averaging 3.1 points in 7.4 minutes this season for the Broncos. His name has been removed from the Western Michigan basketball team’s website.

“It’s a devastating tragedy for everybody involved,” Western Michigan coach Steve Hawkins said. “Lives were changed forever. We’re very, very respectful of that. And we’re very shook by the whole thing.”

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