Former Florida State, NFL receiver Travis Rudolph arrested on first-degree murder charge

LAKE PARK, Fla. — A former Florida State University football standout and ex-NFL wide receiver was arrested early Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported. 

Travis Rudolph, 25, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail shortly before 8 a.m. and was being held without bail. He is scheduled to make his first appearance before a judge Thursday at the jail.

PBSO did not immediately release the name of the person who died or the person who was injured, or report the extend of that person’s injuries.

Deputies responded shortly after midnight to reports of a double shooting on the 500 block of North Redwood Drive in Lake Park, south of Northlake Boulevard and west of U.S. 1.

They learned that one male had been taken to a hospital while another male was found dead in West Palm Beach.

After playing at Florida State, Travis Rudolph had stints with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins in the NFL.

Further investigation led to Rudolph being identified as the suspect, PBSO said. The agency said a total of four people were shot at, or by, Rudolph. Two of his intended targets were not harmed, PBSO said.

The agency did not provide a full narrative of what happened Wednesday.

Rudolph signed with Florida State in 2014 as a five-star recruit. He compiled more than 2,300 career receiving yards and scored 18 touchdowns in three seasons with the Seminoles.

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