Idaho State assistant football coach charged with first-degree murder

Davonte Neal was arrested and extradited to Arizona for a drive-by shooting that occurred in 2017.
By: | June 2, 2022

Idaho State University assistant football coach DaVonte’ Neal has been charged with felony first-degree murder in Arizona and the school intends to terminate his contract.

Pocatello police say Neal has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, a class one felony; one count of drive by shooting, a class two felony; and one count of discharging a firearm at a structure; a class two felony. The alleged incident occurred on Nov. 11, 2017, police said. The victim, according to the Associated Press and identified in an ABC 15 story, was Bryan Burns.

The ABC 15 story said Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies located Burns with a gunshot wound in a vehicle near an overpass on Interstate 10 in Tempe, Arizona. Burns was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, the story says, and died the following day.