A former Nigerian national basketball player was shot dead in a botched burglary in Texas last Wednesday, it has been revealed.
Chinedu Onyeuku, 29, was trying to break into a home in Plano on November 21 and was shot and killed by the homeowner, police say.
Onyeuku had played for the Nigerian team that qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in London.
According to the Dallas News, Onyeuku and another person allegedly tried to break into a residence on Rio Grande Street in Plano, Texas the night of November 21.
The homeowner told Plano police that he saw ‘multiple people’ approaching the house.