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Former Florida State star Travis Rudolph facing murder charges in Palm Beach County

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ORLANDO, FL – SEPTEMBER 05: Travis Rudolph #15 of the Florida State Seminoles during the Camping World Kickoff at Camping World Stadium on September 5, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Florida State standout Travis Rudolph is facing murder charges in connection to a double shooting in Lake Park. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened Wednesday just after midnight along N. Redwood Drive, near Northlake and U.S. 1.

One a person was found with gunshot wounds and a second man shot to death a short distance away in West Palm Beach. Deputies arrested the 25-year-old former wide receiver on charges of murder and attempted murder with a firearm. Rudolph went viral in 2016 when he made headlines after befriending a boy with autism in Tallahassee. In 2017, Rudolph’s father was killed in an accidental shooting at Sugar D’s.