Ex-UCF RB Otis Anderson Jr Reportedly Shot & Killed In Jacksonville Home

Otis Anderson Jr., a former standout for the UCF football team, was reportedly shot and killed at his home in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ashley Harding from News 4 in Jacksonville reported police arrived at the scene on Monday night where they found a man and woman shot. The man, who is said to be Anderson, died in the hospital while the woman, his mother Denise, has not been reported dead. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened around 9:30 p.m.

Anderson was 23 years old.

Shortly after reports began making the rounds on social media, it was reported that Anderson’s father was arrested and booked. Anderson Sr. has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He is not eligible for bond.

Investigators believe it was a domestic dispute and no other individuals were involved.

A number of Anderson’s former teammates took to social media to tweet out tributes and express their disbelief and heartbreak by the news.

During his time at UCF, “Juice” rushed for 2,182 yards, racked up 1,025 receiving yards, and scored 26 total touchdowns. Anderson briefly spent time on the Los Angeles Rams practice squad at the beginning of this season.

“The Rams are saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of Otis Anderson Jr.,” the Rams said in a statement. “He was with us in training camp, preseason, and started the regular season on our practice squad. He was a promising young man with a bright future.”

Our deepest condolences go out to the Anderson family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

You can see some of the reactions to Anderson’s passing below.

That is all the information that is available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available at any time. If there is anything that we missed, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] and we will respond as soon as possible. 

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