Deputies apprehended Lawrence Dority, 29, a suspect in the incident, on a warrant for first-degree murder at the scene.
Who Shot Adreian Payne? Shooting Suspect Lawrence Dority Arrested
Deputies apprehended Lawrence Dority, 29, a suspect in the incident, on a warrant for first-degree murder at the scene. Adreian Payne was shot and killed on Monday May 8, in Orlando Florida aged 31.
The Ohio native was an American professional basketball player who last played for Juventus Utena of the Lithuanian Basketball League.
Adreian Payne Career
Adreian Payne (February 19, 1991 – May 20, 2022) was a professional basketball player from the United States who last played for Juventus Utena in the Lithuanian Basketball League. He was a basketball player for Michigan State University in college.
Payne was a basketball player at Jefferson High School in high school. As a senior, he averaged 15.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game. He led Jefferson to a Division IV state title and a 19-5 record as a senior. He was chosen first team All-Area by the Dayton Daily News.
The Atlanta Hawks selected Payne with the 15th overall choice in the 2014 NBA draft on June 26, 2014. After averaging 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds at the 2014 NBA Summer League, he signed his rookie scale deal with the Hawks on July 25.
He was ruled out for the start of the regular season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot after managing five preseason games for the Hawks. With the injury, he missed the first ten games of the season, and upon his return, he was assigned to the NBA Development League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants on November 20.
On November 23, the Hawks recalled him, reassigned him on November 28, and recalled him again on December 6.
He joined with OGM Ormanspor of the Basketbol Süper Ligi on February 25, 2021. (BSL).
Payne signed with the Juventus Utena of the Lithuanian Basketball League in December 2021. He had a game average of 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. On February 17, 2022, Payne announced his departure from the team.