Rajaan Bennett, High School Football Star, Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police in Georgia say a standout high school football star who had been signed to play at Vanderbilt has been shot to death by his mother’s ex-boyfriend.

Powder Springs Lt. Matt Boyd says officers heard gunshots as they arrived at a home early Thursday. Inside they found the body of 18-year-old Rajaan Bennett, a running back at McEachern High School.

Boyd says 39-year-old Clifton Steager of Milledgeville shot Bennett and then killed himself. A third person, 32-year-old Taiwan Hunter, was wounded and is in surgery.

Vanderbilt athletic department spokesman Larry Leathers says the university will issue a statement later.

[Sources: CBSNews and SI.com]

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