According to the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, Kirven opened fire on the men, who may have been asleep at the time of the deadly incident, for unknown reasons, around 2 a.m. Sunday in Mart, Texas.
Kirven grew up with the men and even played high school football with them, according to TMZ.
Kirven was arrested and booked on a capital murder charge. Jail records show he’s still being held.
Kirven — a 6’3″, 205-pound athlete — was a star at Mart H.S. and eventually earned a full-ride scholarship to play for the Cougars after his senior season in 2018.
Kirven played in nine games in his true freshman season … and went on to start 5 games in his sophomore season in 2019.
Kirven had been dropped from the team in 2020 over a violation of team rules.