Brother of Bills tackle Dareus among dead in triple homicide
Pelham, AL, United States (4E Sports) – The younger brother of Buffalo Bills tackle Marcell Dareus was killed, along with two others, in a shooting at a Pelham home.
According to a report by CBS42 News in Birmingham, Dareus’ 19-year-old brother Simeon Gilmore died from gunshot wounds together with 22-year-olds Casey Cumberland and Joshua Smith.
Jon Staggs, 20, has been arrested with charged with three counts of capital murder. He is being held in Shelby County prison without bond.
Police did not comment on the suspect’s motive but said the situation was an isolated incident and poses no danger to the community.
Investigators said Staggs lived in the same neighborhood as the victims. He was detained shortly after the shooting by an off-duty Shelby County sheriff’s deputy.
Dareus, a former defensive tackle with the University of Alabama, was reportedly headed home to be with his family. The Bills announced Wednesday that Dareus has been excused from the team.
A third pick by the Bills in the 2011 Draft, the 6-3, 331-pound Dareus was the SEC’s sacks leader in 2009 and the BCS Championship Defensive MVP in 2010.
In his rookie season, he played in all 16 games and notched 5.5 sacks. He recorded one tackle last weekend in a loss to the Jets.
Meanwhile, coach Chan Gailey said that Dareus plans to return in time to play in Buffalo’s home-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.