Greensboro, North Carolina police have arrested and charged the older brother of former ECU football player Derek Blacknall's in his younger brother's homicide.
Police arrested 30-year-old Darren Blacknall who lived with his brother at the time.
Blacknall has been charged with first degree murder.
The investigation is ongoing.
Derek Blacknall played for the Pirates from 2008-2011.
East Carolina Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill issued the following statement about Blacknall's death:
"East Carolina University and the Pirate Nation has sadly lost a member of our football family with the tragic passing of Derek Blacknall. Derek was well-liked and respected by his teammates and coaches, and I feel blessed we shared a passion for this program and the game itself. We offer our thoughts and prayers to his family and everyone who mourns his loss at this time.”
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