Louisiana College Basketball Player Allegedly Shot Her Live-In Boyfriend During Domestic Dispute: Police

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Source: Longview Police Department; UNSPLASH

May 31 2022, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A former women’s college basketball player with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is accused of murdering her boyfriend at the home they shared and then fleeing, officials said.

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According to police in Lafayette, Louisiana, officers responded to a home for a wellbeing check on a 43-year-old man and found him dead from a gunshot wound, The Advocate reported.

Authorities identified Destiny McAfee, the victim’s 22-year-old girlfriend, as a suspect in the case and believe she killed him during a domestic altercation in the early morning on May 28, Lafayette Police Sgt. Matthew Benoit said.

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McAfee took her boyfriend’s vehicle and fled to her hometown, Longview, Texas, where she later turned herself in later that day to local police and she was arrested on a fugitive warrant out of Lafayette, according to Benoit.

McAfee is expected to be extradited to Louisiana, where she faces charges of second-degree murder and unauthorized use of an auto.


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