Houston Texans rookie player Jeoffrey Pagan is in the news—but not for his play on the field.

Sheryl Pagan Todd, mother of Houston Texans rookie player Jeoffrey Pagan.

According to USA Today, Pagan’s mother, Sheryl Pagan Todd, 56, was reportedly charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her mother’s boyfriend, Walter J. Stevenson, 69.

Todd called the police after the shooting occurred at her mother’s Asheville, N.C., home. She told the dispatcher “her mother’s boyfriend attacked her and that she accidentally shot him,” according to USA Today.

Stevenson suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Mission Hospital in North Carolina, where he was pronounced dead.

The USA Today article quoted the police warrant which offered this account of the incident: “During the 911 call, Sheryl Pagan stated that she had a gun. 911 operators asked Pagan to put the gun away prior to police arrival. Pagan stated to 911 operators that she did put the gun away. Officers on the scene, conducting a protective sweep of the premises, observed through the window of a golden Pontiac G6 a silver small caliber handgun. The gun was lying on the driver’s side near the driver’s seat in plain view to anyone standing outside the vehicle.”

Todd is currently being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility with a bond set at $100,000 secured.  Todd’s next court appearance is Sept. 22 in Buncombe County District Court.

Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer