The Tennessee Vols are mourning the death of one of its former football players.
According to Tulsa World, 44-year-old Jeremy Shadrick was killed when an Uber driver ran over him following an argument very early on the morning of June 26. Omar Baabbad, 32, was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder.
The argument between the two men began in Baabbad’s vehicle.
Police said that after Shadrick left the vehicle and began walking away, Baabbad ran him over in a parking lot. Police said Baabbad claimed Shadrick had threatened him with a gun. No gun was found at the scene.
Shadrick was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
The World wrote that “[w]itnesses told police the victim was trying to leave and said he felt threatened, telling Baabbad he had a gun.”
Shadrick actually began his collegiate playing career as a walk-on at Nebraska before, after a junior college pitstop, transferring into the Tennessee football program in the mid-nineties. According to the News Sentinel, Shadrick suffered an injured kidney prior to his first season with the Volunteers. He received a kidney transplant in 2010.
Shadrick is survived by his wife, LeAnne, daughter, Reese, and son, Thorton.