NBA draft prospect Teshaun Hightower was arrested Saturday night on 8 charges of felony murder and felony assault, according to jail records reported by TMZ.
Officials believe the 22-year-old Tulane University point guard was involved in the April shooting death of 24-year-old Devante Long in Stockbridge, GA and is one of six people they believe were involved with the murder.
A spokesperson for the Henry County Police Department said Hightower and 5 other men showed up at the victim’s house at around 10:49 PM on April 8 and an altercation ensued shortly after. Shots were fired in the scuffle, and Long was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Tulane made a statement following his arrest,
“Upon learning of Teshaun’s arrest this afternoon, he was immediately dismissed from the Tulane basketball program.”
Police have arrested five of the six suspects in the case: Tyreek Farmer, Tobias Gresham, Antoine Gresham, Teshaun Hightower, and his brother Jeffrey Hightower. Kelvonie Burney is still at large. No bond has been listed for Teshaun Hightower.