Former Florida State star Travis Rudolph was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm in Palm Beach County, Florida, the sheriff’s office reports to ESPN.
Sheriff’s officers responded to a double shooting on Wednesday morning in Lake Park, Florida. According to the sheriff’s office, the shooting left one man dead and resulted in another victim being transported to a local West Palm Beach hospital. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that four people in total were shot during the incident and all the victims were believed to be in the same car during the altercation.
A short investigation revealed the Rudolph was the alleged shooter leading to his arrest. He was transported to the county jail where he was formally booked on charges related to the shooting.
The 25-year-old Rudolph was a standout receiver during his time at FSU. He finished with 2,311 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns during his two seasons with the Seminoles before leaving school to enter the NFL Draft. Rudolph went undrafted but made the Giants and Dolphins’ rosters. He also played in the Canadian Football League. He’s also the cousin of former NFL star, Devin Hester.
In 2016, during FSU’s visit to Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, Rudolph gained national attention for eating lunch with an autistic student. But a year later, tragedy struck his family when his father was killed at a Florida nightclub after a gun was accidentally discharged.