10th Anniversary of Fred Lane's Death

Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer looks back at July 6, 2000, the day that Carolina Panthers running back Fred Lane was shot and killed by his wife:

"Ten years ago Tuesday, Fred Lane died just inside his home in south Charlotte, shot twice by his own wife. Police found his body just inside the front door. His keys still hung in the door lock, a detail that haunts me a decade later.

It was a horrifying moment in Charlotte’s sports history. If you lived here then, you probably remember where you were when you heard of the shooting of Lane, a former Carolina Panthers starting running back. I certainly do – it was one of the oddest, saddest days of my journalism career."

Fowler's column is well worth taking a few minutes to read this morning.

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