Teen charged with murdering mother, wounding father

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A 16-year-old is now charged with murder after a shooting this morning in southwest Houston

A former NFL player who is now a fitness instructor is in the hospital and his wife is dead after they were shot inside their bedroom early Friday morning.

It happened at their town home on Palmetto at Mapleridge in the Bellaire area.

We've learned the couple's teenage son is charged with murder. We're not going to name him because he's 16 years old. At this time, a motive is unknown. Nothing in the home was out of place and there were no signs of a scuffle.

Investigators also say police have never been called to the home.


The couple also has a daughter. She was home at the time of the shooting, but is OK.

We have learned new information about the victims. Sources identify them as Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. Dawn was found dead at the scene in the couple's bedroom. Antonio Armstrong was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.



Everyone who knows the Armstrongs says they're an all-America loving family. They run First Class Training, a gym in Bellaire.

Antonio Armstrong is known for advocating health and fitness. He's also a motivational speaker, posting videos on YouTube. The latest one was from just last week.
Antonio played football for Texas A&M and then for the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker. He also coached the Southwest Football League for a decade.

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Kaitlin McCulley reports on the victims of an early-morning shooting in southwest Houston



"This was an outstanding family," said Detective Jimmy Dotson "The male in the family was an absolute hard-working breadwinner. He's an associate pastor at a church in the area. The mother was apparently a great mother."

We featured Dawn in a story a few years ago, talking about a quilt she was making for her son, who was going off to college.


Since the news of the double shooting broke Friday morning, Antonio's Facebook page is filling up with comments from friends in disbelief.
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