TAMPA, Fla. — Former West Virginia record-setting wide receiver David Saunders has not been charged following a deadly shooting Tuesday in a Whole Foods parking lot.
Police said Saunders, 37, a personal trainer, was confronted by Deshaun Gregory, 31, of Tampa, the boyfriend of a woman Saunders has been training.
Police said the altercation began as a verbal argument before Gregory charged at Saunders with an 8-inch kitchen knife. Saunders shot Gregory in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Gregory’s girlfriend was with him at the scene of the fight.
Saunders remained on the scene after the shooting and cooperated with police. The Florida Attorney General’s Office will decide if charges should be filed or if the death was justifiable homicide.
Saunders had a star-studded career at WVU from 1995-1998, setting he all-time record for most receiving yards and most receptions in Mountaineers history—marks that remain in the top five in both categories. He played several seasons in the Arena League.