Brandon Joyce, Former NFL Player, Shot Dead at 26
Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder. Cory J. Brooks, 21, Tory T. Brooks, 21, and Deveon C. Shockley, 21, all of the St. Louis area, have been taken into custody. Joyce was originally from St. Charles, a suburb of St. Louis.
According to police records, the men were involved in an altercation when Joyce was attempting to buy narcotics from them Dec. 24. There is a fourth suspect who has been preliminarily identified as the shooter, though he is not in custody.
Joyce was signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State in 2008 but failed make to the team. He played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League in 2009.