By Steven J. Gaither
Update: The Denton Record-Chronicle is reporting that Howard RB Terrence Tusan was one of two suspects killed in a home invasion robbery over the weekend. Police say the 22 year old, along with 20 year old Jakobi Gipson, died of gunshot wounds received during an attempted robbery in Denton, Texas.
Howard University is morning the loss of one of its student athletes. Howard officials confirmed to HBCU Gameday that running back Terrence Tusan had been killed. The Texas native was a member of Howard’s football program.
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The 5’7 running back from Arlington, Texas was originally reported missing by his mother. Tusan was the MVP in Euless Trinity’s 2009 state championship run.
“They have said that three men forced their way into an apartment in the 1500 block of Meadow Street.
A 911 call at 5:38 reported gunshots. Police arrived minutes later to find two victims with with non-life-threatening injuries and two of the suspects dead.
A third suspect, who might have been injured, remains at large. Police said Tuesday they do not believe the third suspect is in Denton. Authorities do not know the victims’ relationship to the suspects, or what events led to the shooting.”
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time tragedy has struck the Tusan family. His brother, Joseph, was killed in a racially motivated murder a decade ago. Joseph’s death would have a big impact on Terrence’s life.
“I just know now to take every day in life day by day because you never know what might happen,” Tusan said. “You can lose life in an instant. Enjoy it now and give everybody a hug because you never know what might happen tomorrow.”
Tusan Howard from 2011 through 2014, running for a career-high 331 yards last season. He scored on a 70 yard run against Rutgers in an early-season loss.
Check with HBCU Gameday for more updates.