BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough deputies have arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing a beloved high school football player at a Brandon gas station last Sunday.
Samuel Morrissey, 20, was arrested and charged with the murder of Grover Wills, 18.
Investigators say Morrissey killed Wills during a drug deal.
Detectives say Morrissey met with Wills at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to sell him marijuana. The two met at the Mobil gas station located at 612 West Lumsden Road in Brandon.
Investigators say Wills tried to pay for the pot using counterfeit money wrapped real money. When Morrisey discovered the fake money, he tried to take the drugs back from Wills. Detectives say during the fight, Morrissey shot Wills one time with a .38 caliber revolver.
Wills then ran back to his car and a friend drove him to a local hospital where he later died.
Detectives say Morrissey admitted to shooting Wills during the drug deal.
Wills played for Durant High School in Plant City and was set to graduate this year. Grief counselors helped students at the school cope with his death.
A memorial honoring Wills was held at the school this week.
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