Ex-Basketball Player, Chinedu Onyeuku, Shot Dead While Trying Robbing A Home

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wireless_radio (2419)
2 years ago

A former Nigerian national basketball player was shot dead in a botched burglary in Texas before Thanksgiving, it has been revealed.

Chinedu Onyeuku, 29, was trying to break into a home in Plano on November 21 and was shot and killed by the homeowner, police say. Onyeuku had played for the Nigerian team that qualified for this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

According to the Dallas News, Onyeuku and another person allegedly tried to break into a residence on Rio Grande Street in Plano, Texas the night of November 21.

The homeowner told Plano police that he saw ‘multiple people’ approaching the house. The two apparently entered the residence by breaking a glass patio door.

The homeowner shot Onyeuku, killing him instantly. His accomplice ran away without injury. Police are still trying to track the second burglar.

No one inside the home was injured in the burglary. Upon their arrival, EMT workers pronounced him dead at the scene.

It is unclear why Onyeuku and his companion were trying to burglarize the residence.

The Nigeria Basketball Federation posted a statement saying that the 29-year-old athlete played basketball for the team that qualified for the London 2012 Olympics.

However, Onyeuku was not on the Olympic roster and did not actually compete.

The statement reads:

'[His] passion for playing with D’Tigers was deep-seated and he will be greatly missed. The federation joins his family and team mates to mourn a departed son, father, husband and great patriot”.

According to online sports records, Onyeuku was born in the Nigerian capital of Lagos in 1983. He moved to the United States at age six.

He played college basketball at Illinois State University and then went semi-pro for awhile, playing for the Arlington Bulldogs, in the American Basketball Association.

In 2009, he was invited to play for the D’Tigers, a national squad in Nigeria. It also said that Onyeuku lived in Omaha, Nebraska.

VIDEO: Chinedu Onyeuku Granted A TV Interview In Prep For The London 2012 Olympics Basketball Qualification
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30 Nov 12, 11:31 AM
dickman2 (34478)
2 years ago

chinedu why na ,,

30 Nov 12, 11:40 AM
hismahill (163)
2 years ago

Hmmmm! hope this is true..i smell rat here.Anyway goodnight homie

30 Nov 12, 11:46 AM
malamy (1406)
2 years ago

Wetin come turn this fine boy with good prospect armed robber?

30 Nov 12, 11:46 AM
queenrukky (10531)
2 years ago


30 Nov 12, 11:51 AM
Elmagxi (169)
2 years ago

Which money wud he b looking 4  dat he has not already gotten #this story tho  Huh?

30 Nov 12, 12:12 PM
jamesbondchick (3692)
2 years ago

Great patriot ke? Which kind shame be this now? Eh? Married man with kids? This story get as e be sef!

30 Nov 12, 12:24 PM
dickman2 (34478)
2 years ago

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

30 Nov 12, 12:33 PM
chicco77 (22654)
2 years ago


30 Nov 12, 12:46 PM
Unikly (643)
2 years ago

Quote from: hismahill on 30 Nov 12, 11:46 AM
Hmmmm! hope this is true..i smell rat here.Anyway goodnight homie

30 Nov 12, 01:02 PM
dickman2 (34478)
2 years ago

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

30 Nov 12, 01:05 PM
dickman2 (34478)
2 years ago

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

30 Nov 12, 01:05 PM
mary11 (5205) On
2 years ago

the police shud investigate d case well...sumtin must b wrong sumwia

30 Nov 12, 01:24 PM
aso4life1 (11644)
2 years ago

Something is wrong somewhere,is this guy not playing professional basket ball again?  The police should be able to tell us the facts and the home owner should be thoroughly investigated...I still can't believe This story but what was Chinedu doing at another man's house....VERY CONFUSING AND DISASTROUS.

30 Nov 12, 01:43 PM
cocoeni (13620)
2 years ago


30 Nov 12, 01:55 PM
mankaa (844)
2 years ago

 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry What a pity,my condolence to the family

30 Nov 12, 01:57 PM
naturalqueen (1773)
2 years ago

Something is fishy in this story.......

30 Nov 12, 02:11 PM
Neglito (4232)
2 years ago

I don't believe this trash, He was simply killed by a redneck.

30 Nov 12, 02:18 PM
dizhadah (2274)
2 years ago

I don't believe this............
the story of him robbing Sad

30 Nov 12, 02:19 PM
Noble12 (4946)
2 years ago

R.I.P bros

30 Nov 12, 02:25 PM

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