A Mississippi high school football player is facing a murder charge for shooting his mother’s boyfriend after the couple fought, according to the Biloxi Sun Herald.
Treylan “Trey” Hunter, a wide receiver at Biloxi High, has admitted that he got a rifle and shot Jeremy Lowery in the face outside the family’s home, according to a document used in the arrest warrant. Hunter, who was released on $100,000 bond, will be charged as an adult.
Lowery, 32, died at the hospital about an hour after he was shot.
Hunter’s mother, Desiree Lindsey, called police and said she and Lowery had been fighting inside the house and were outside throwing punches when Hunter went to get what is believed to a .22-caliber rifle that Lindsey’s father had left in the house.
According to the document, Lindsey said Hunter had told Lowery to stop hurting his mother and that her son wanted to intervene because Lowery was assaulting his mother. Police said their investigation was consistent with the mother’s version of events.