Police arrested a former high school football player for allegedly shooting and killing his girlfriend in a Maryland home.
Speaks allegedly fired the weapon that hit Floyd around 10:30 p.m. on April 7. He reportedly bought the gun illegally and played with it throughout the day, the statement said.
Floyd was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Initially, responding officers and detectives were advised by witnesses that the victim accidentally shot herself,” according to the statement. “An autopsy revealed that her wound could not have been self-inflicted, and the medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.”
Speaks allegedly made it seem like Floyd shot herself by placing the gun in her hand, police said.
He is in custody on a “no-bond status.”
Speaks made headlines in 2018 after being kicked off Ballou High School’s football team over residency concerns, WJLA reported. The then-18-year-old student was homeless in Washington, D.C., sleeping on a friend’s couch and did not have parental support.
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