Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was arrested Wednesday in Omaha, Neb., nearly 24 hours after a shooting left one person dead and another seriously wounded, Omaha Police have confirmed.
Collins is in police custody but has not been booked into jail, police Lt. Darci Tierney said. She said she had no other details, including where he was arrested.
An arrest warrant issued Wednesday morning accuses Collins of first-degree murder, and attempted second-degree murder, Omaha station KETV reported. Collins also faces felony weapons charges.
Earlier Wednesday, police arrested another man linked to the midtown shooting. Karnell Burton was arrested on suspicion of criminal homicide, attempted first-degree murder, and weapons charges. Omaha police are not releasing the victims' names.
Collins, 29, played for the Cornhuskers from 2000-02. He quit the team after being suspended four games for an undisclosed NCAA rules violation, and he has had a string of run-ins with the law since.
Collins, from Los Angeles, was a junior college All-American in 1998 who was touted by recruiting analysts as the next in a long line of great Nebraska running backs.
-- The Associated Press