Bryan Pata, a defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricane’s was shot and killed Tuesday night at his apartment complex. The death is being considered a homicide. This was not been the first incident involving tragedy with the University of Miami. They are a lightening rod when it comes to trouble.
“We’re targets because we play for the University of Miami. … These guys, they know who we are,” Miami linebacker Jon Beason said shortly after the Cooper shooting.
What a tragic loss to a life so young and talented. Rest in peace and God bless.
Rutland said police were called at 7:30 p.m. to the scene and found Pata’s body in the parking lot. The 22-year-old senior who grew up in Miami was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Tonight the University of Miami tragically lost a member of our football family, Bryan Pata,” the university athletic department said in a release. “Bryan was a fine person and a great competitor. He will be forever missed by his coaches and teammates. We offer our thoughts and prayers to his family.”
Several Miami players, including Pata, said that incident was a robbery attempt, and cautioned other teammates to always be aware of their surroundings. (FOX News)