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Report: Former Fairfield U Basketball Player Killed in Philadelphia

Rich Flemming, 24, was reportedly shot multiple times Sunday. A suspect has been charged in connection to Flemming's death.

A former Fairfield University basketball player was shot and killed in Philadelphia on Sunday, the Fairfield Minuteman reports.

Rich Flemming, 24, was shot multiple times just before 6 p.m. on Sunday, according to the report. He was pronounced dead that night at Temple University Medical Center.

A 22-year-old suspect was charged with murder in connection to the death, according to the Minuteman.

Flemming played in 25 games at Fairfield University as a forward in 2006-2007 before transferring to the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

This comes just over a year after former Sacred Heart University basketball player Chauncey Hardy died in Romania in 2011 after he sustained injuries in a bar attack.

For more, read the Fairfield Minuteman report.

Tom rielly February 02, 2013 at 04:12 AM
RIP Big Rich much love ill miss you man.
sarai lie February 03, 2013 at 04:46 AM
this is the guy who burgled a man's home?
katanya flemming February 07, 2013 at 06:59 PM
The family would like to thank everyone for their random acts of kindness, cards, donations and words of comfort. Monetary Donations are GREATLY appreciated and will be accepted at: Hunt Irving Funeral Home 2500 Concord Road Chester Township, Pa 19013 The best option is to either bring a check to the funeral home or you may donate by credit card over the phone by calling the funeral home at 610-494-2961. Thank you.

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