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Former UH football player shot, killed at luxury high-rise in midtown Houston

Ka'Darian Smith called his friends to say he'd been shot and was rushed to a nearby hospital but he didn't survive, according to Houston police.
Credit: KHOU
Houston homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at the Drewery Place luxury high-rise in midtown.

HOUSTON — Houston homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at a high-rise in midtown. 

Former UH and Spring High School football player Ka'Darian Smith was shot multiple times inside his 12th floor apartment at the Drewery Place, according to HPD.

"Friends had been called by him saying he got shot and when they got here they called the ambulance and he was transported," HPD Detective Shawn Overstreet said at the scene.

Smith died after being rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police were called to the scene at 2850 Fannin around 1:20 a.m.

They were checking surveillance cameras and planned to interview neighbors. 

Visitors have to check in at the luxury high-rise so detectives believe Smith may have known his killer. 

At this time, there is no known motive nor suspect.

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Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Smith, who was in his early 20s, was a cornerback at Spring High School and for the University of Houston Coogs. 

He was suspended from the team last year after he was arrested on an aggravated assault charge. 

Credit: KHOU
Houston homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at the Drewery Place luxury high-rise in midtown.