Duquesne University football player Chris Johnson died Friday at the age of 22, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.
He was found in a car in Churchill at 10:59 a.m. Friday. He is from Ocala, Fla. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.
“Everyone associated with the Duquesne football program is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Chris," Duquesne football coach Jerry Schmitt said in a statement. "Chris was a passionate football player who was also a great teammate, who was loved by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’ family at this difficult time.”
Mr. Johnson was a senior defensive back who transferred to Duquesne from Florida in 2013. He had 104 tackles and two interceptions in two seasons with the Dukes.
Craig Meyer: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @CraigMeyerPG First Published March 1, 2015 12:27 PM