Teshaun Hightower who declared for the 2020 NBA Draft has been charged with murder

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Tulane’s leading scorer, Teshaun Hightower was arrested and charged with murder last night. Along with murder he was also charged with aggravated assault, battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with a homicide that occurred on April 8th in Stockbridge, Georgia.

No bond is listed for Hightower, who is currently an inmate at Henry County Jail, according to jail records. He was due in court on Sunday morning.

According to a Henry County police report, officers responded to a call about a person that had been shot around 11 a.m. that morning. The victim, Devante Anthony Long, died of his injuries at the hospital. Five of the six people determined by investigators to be involved in the shooting have been arrested, including Hightower, who was taken into custody at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday night, April 25th.

Hightower averaged 15.9 points for the Green Wave this past season after transferring into the program from Georgia. Hightower is a 6-foot-5 junior, who declared for the 2020 NBA Draft on April 18th.

Hightower tweeted “God protect my people” seven hours after the call to police was made.


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