How sad. CONROE, Texas - TCU freshman kicker Kasey Davis was shot to death early Tuesday, his body found in his car by police in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The 20-year-old player had a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said.
Police arrested a suspect near the apartment minutes after getting a description from witnesses. Jeffrey Clay Lasiter had a rifle in the front seat of his car when he was pulled over. The 40-year-old Lasiter was charged with murder and is in the Montgomery County Jail. Police are unsure of a motive.
Davis attended high school in this Houston suburb. Police said he apparently was visiting friends at the complex. Davis, a redshirt player and a walk-on, played in two games this season — against Oklahoma and Colorado State, both as a kickoff specialist.
"Kasey was a team player and had a great future at TCU," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "He will be greatly missed. Our hearts and minds are with his family during this difficult time."
The 14th-ranked Horned Frogs beat Iowa State 27-24 in the Houston Bowl on Saturday. Classes at TCU resume Jan. 17.