A Brantley teenager who signed to play for Troy football faces a manslaughter charge regarding the shooting of another Troy student Wednesday in Crenshaw County.
Nineteen-year-old Taylor Driggers, who signed to play defensive tackle for the Trojans in February 2013, has been charged in the death of 18-year-old Kristin Fuller of Luverne, according to a Troy press release.
According to a report on the website of WSFA News 12 of Montgomery, the incident occurred between midnight and 4:30 a.m. at a residence on Crenshaw County Road 29. The TV station’s report also mentioned that neither Driggers nor Fuller lived at the home where the shooting occurred.
At the time of the shooting, Driggers had not officially joined the football team but was expected to join this semester or in the summer of this year, the Troy release said.
The Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the incident.
Driggers was a star player for Brantley High School, helping the Bulldogs win two state titles, including one in 2012, his senior season. He recorded eight tackles in the 2012 1A state title game, according to a Troy release documenting last year’s signing class.
This is the second time in the last few weeks that a player associated with the Troy football program has been arrested on charges related to a shooting death.
Dimitri Miles, a former linebacker, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Marquise Jermaine McClendon in Troy. The shooting occurred on Dec. 15. Miles was academically ineligible to play for Troy during the past season but was a member of the scout, or practice, squad at the time of the incident.
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