Kansas football player Chase Harrell witnessed a tragedy over the weekend.
According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, the redshirt sophomore wide receiver’s brother, 23-year-old Cole Harrell, was shot and killed Sunday morning after a verbal altercation at a house party.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Harrell witnessed his older brother being murdered.
20-year-old Isaiah Kain Salas-Martinez was arrested for the shooting death of Cole Harrell, who leaves behind a five-year-old son. Law enforcement is unsure whether the shooting was intentional or an accidental discharge.
Regardless, Salas-Martinez showed up to the party armed with a shotgun and handgun.
From the report:
At some point, another man showed up, unhappy after receiving a call from one of the women attending the festivities, Corbin said.
The man started a dispute with four other party-goers. That escalated into a brawl, which moved outside into the backyard, where some of the men pulled out guns, according to police.
Cole Harrell tried grabbing the man’s weapon, but instead it went off, killing the former high school athlete.
Our deepest condolences are with Harrell and his family during this incredibly difficult time.