Update 05/10/2022 2:48pm:

Previously, a report surfaced noting Adreian Payne, a former NBA player, was gunned down this past Monday following a dispute he had with a man outside of a Florida residence. 

The allegations surfaced via court documents where the Orange County Sheriff’s Office spoke on the matter. They claim the killing went down after Payne arrived to suspect Lawrence Dority’s Orlando home. The court documents claim a witness spoke to cops and said Payne came to the home of Dority in an attempt to be a “mediator” between the suspect and his girlfriend. The witness went on to say Dority and his GF “have a relationship where they argue often.”

Dority reportedly confronted Payne outside of his home, following arriving on the scene shortly after Payne got there. According to court documents, Dority said Payne “had no business being at his residence this late at night.” Because of that, Dority took Payne’s “presence as a threat.” Dority claims that at one point in their convo, Payne made “movements with his right hand in the right side of his waistband,” which made Dority think the man had a gun. Cops say the man went into his home, got a gun, came back outside, and fired off a round at Payne before going back inside. The man claims he was “protecting his family and protecting his home” and that his actions were “justified.” 

Dority was charged with first-degree murder with a firearm, and documents noted he pleaded not guilty. Stay tuned for more updates.  

source: TMZ

Original 05/09/2022 2:43pm:

Adreian Payne, a former power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, was shot and killed on Monday morning in Orlando, Florida. According to reports from local authorities, the former NBA first-round draft pick was allegedly gunned down by a man named Lawrence Dority (29). The suspect remained at the crime scene and had a brief conversation with the police before he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Dority is now being held at the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Florida.

Although Payne (31) played for three NBA teams over the course of an eight-year career as a professional basketball player, he was far more accomplished as a college athlete at the Michigan State, where he claimed Second-Team honors on the All-Big Ten team twice. When news of his untimely passing broke, Payne's former teammate at Michigan State University, Draymond Green, took to Twitter and posted four heartbroken emojis in his honor.

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Source: TMZ