Former Nebraska RB Thunder Collins charged with murder

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Former Nebraska running back Thunder Collins was arrested Wednesday nearly 24 hours after a shooting left one person dead and another seriously wounded.

Collins was in police custody but had not been booked into jail, police Lt. Darci Tierney said.

An arrest warrant issued Wednesday accused Collins of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and two felony weapons charges.

Omaha television station KETV reported that Timothy Thomas was killed in the shooting, and Marshall Turner was critically injured.

Police also arrested Karnell Burton on suspicion of criminal homicide, attempted first-degree murder and weapons charges.

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 has had a string of run-ins with police.

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