Tuesday, January 3, 2006
Police say TCU freshman kicker shot to death
CONROE, Texas -- TCU football player Kasey Davis was shot to
death early Tuesday morning, according to police.
Davis, a redshirt freshman kicker who was a walk-on with the
Horned Frogs, attended high school in this suburb north of Houston.
Police found Davis, 20, in his car in the parking lot of an
apartment complex with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was later
pronounced dead at a hospital.
Witnesses gave a description of the suspect, and police made an
arrest near the apartment just minutes later. Conroe police said
the suspect, Jeffrey Clay Lasiter, had a rifle in the front seat of
his car when he was pulled over.
Lasiter, 40, has been charged with murder and is in the
Montgomery County Jail. Police are unsure of a motive but said
their investigation is ongoing.
Davis was apparently visiting friends at the apartment complex,
Davis played in two games for TCU this season, against Oklahoma
and Colorado State, both as a kickoff specialist.
"TCU is very saddened to learn of this tragic occurrence," TCU
coach Gary Patterson said in a statement. "Kasey was a team player
and had a great future at TCU. 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.