NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Friends and family are mourning the death of a former SFA football player shot multiple times during an apparent robbery attempt Saturday morning. 24 year old Michael Mott wore number 38 for SFA when he played four years ago, however, he is being remembered for his being just as impressive off the football field.
The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred just before 2 o'clock this morning in front of Harlan's Bar-Be-Que on Old Tyler Road.
20-year old Nickevete Rhonshondo Carey of Nacogdoches was arrested by authorities in Center five hours later. He's charged with shooting to death 24 year old Michael Mott of Nacogdoches. NPD officers found Mott on Old Tyler Road suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was rushed to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital where he died a short time after arrival.
The preliminary investigation into the shooting has indicated robbery as a possible motive. Mr. Mott was not employed at Harlon's.
The suspect was seen fleeing as a passenger in a vehicle. Shortly after the call came in, a Nacogdoches Police patrol observed the vehicle northbound out Old Tyler Road. The vehicle was stopped near Hurst Drive, outside Loop 224, where the suspect fled on foot.
Nickevette Rhonshondo Carey of Nacogdoches was arrested by Shelby County authorities in Center, Texas on June 27, 2009 shortly after 7:00 a.m. and NPD detectives transported him back to Nacogdoches.
East Texas News has learned that the shooting victim was a former Stephen F. Austin State University football player who played for the Lumberjacks in 2004-2005.