ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A former Asheville high school football star was shot and killed after police say he was involved in a break-in and fired a gun as officers chased him.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1bm7xhA ) former Reynolds High School football star A.J. Marion was shot Sunday morning after being struck by a single bullet. Police said Marion died at Mission Hospital.
Sgt. Dave Romick said officers responding to a burglary call chased the suspect. Romick said officers saw the suspect had a gun, and when they confronted him, he refused to comply with commands from police and was shot.
The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe and the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave.
Marion led Reynolds High School to the 2009 state championship.