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Police arrest four in Sean Taylor death

  |   Nov. 30, 2007 at 10:24 PM
MIAMI, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Four men were arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor and a police official said they would be charged with murder.

Taylor was shot early Monday in the bedroom of his Palmetto Bay, Fla., home. The bullet struck Taylor in the groin, severing his femoral artery and causing a massive loss of blood. He died early Tuesday in a Miami hospital.

Robert Parker, director of the Miami-Dade County Police Department, named those arrested as Venjah Hunte, Jason Mitchell, Charles Wardlow and Eric Rivera Jr. They were between the ages of 17 and 20.

"We had pretty conclusive tips of information as to who the involved parties were," Parker said. "Who cares what they went there to do. They're re going to be charged with murder."

Taylor was the fifth overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft and he made the Pro Bowl for the first time last season. He had missed the Redskins' previous two games with a knee injury.

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