Former NBA player Adreian Payne shot to death in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A former NBA player who last played for the Magic, was killed in Orlando overnight, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say Adreian Payne, a former Michigan State forward, was shot in the 2500 block of Egret Shores Drive around 1:30 a.m. EDT.

Payne, 31, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

(2/2) — Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) May 9, 2022

The Sheriff’s Office has arrested Lawrence Dority, 29, on a first-degree murder warrant.