Father-of-two kidnapped, shot to death ‘in retaliation for the murder of former Green Bay Packers player’

By SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A man whose bullet-riddled body was found dumped along a rural road in Alabama apparently was killed in retaliation for the shooting death of a former Green Bay Packers player.

A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department said Darryl Thomas, 21, a father-of-two from Center Point, appeared to have been killed as payback for the killing of former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray.

Thomas’ body was found along a road near Birmingham on Tuesday, the day after Gray’s body was found in his home, also near Birmingham.

Darryl Thomas, 21, was killed on Tuesday in Alabama   Green Bay Packers Carlos Gray during an NFL football mini camp practice Tuesday, June. 17, 2014, in Green Bay

Crime scene: Deputies responded to Gray's home on Balboa Terrace near Birmingham after getting a 911 call from his girlfriend 

No charges were filed immediately in either death, but four suspects were in custody following Thomas’ slaying and at least one was believed to have been a close friend of Gray, authorities said.

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