A Missouri prosecutor has charged a suspect after the fatal shooting of a senior Central Methodist University football player. Kundarrius Taylor, 23, is charged with first-degree murder in the deadly shooting of his roommate, Torrance Evans, according to online court documents. Evans was an offensive lineman for CMU’s football team.
The team held a moment of silence during Saturday’s football game in honor of Evans. A group of students also held a fundraiser outside the entrance to the game to help raise money for his funeral expenses. Police responded Thursday night to a home in Fayette on a report of a shooting and found Evans’ body inside the residence’s door. A witness said Taylor admitted to the shooting.
When Taylor returned to the residence, he was taken into custody, according to a probable cause statement. In a police interview, Taylor said that he and Evans had not been getting along for over a month and that Taylor felt Evans had been disrespecting him on numerous occasions, the statement said. Police say an argument turned into a confrontation in which Taylor shot Evans twice.
CMU Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics Joe Parisi said Taylor was a former student trying to get readmission to the school. Both he and Evans are from Memphis, Tennessee. Taylor will be arraigned Tuesday. He is being held without bond.