Former basketball player killed in home invasion
Dec 13 2006 03:46 PM PST By AP News

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -A former University of Cincinnati basketball player was shot and killed after breaking into a home, authorities said Wednesday.

The Clark County sheriff's office identified the man as Jonathon Carson. He was 29.

Carson, a guard, played in 17 games for the Bearcats during the 1997-98 season, starting in one and averaging 3.1 points. Prior to that, he was a standout at South High School in Springfield.

Carson was one of two men who broke into the home Tuesday night, the sheriff's office said. Both men were shot by one of the homeowners. The other man, Dow Huffman, 23, of West Liberty, was listed in fair condition at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

``These individuals came in intent to commit a felony. They were armed with three firearms,'' said Sheriff Gene Kelly, adding that one of the men wore a mask.

Kelly said one of the men began to beat up a male homeowner and that a female homeowner retrieved a gun from the bedroom and shot both suspects. Carson died on the front porch.

No charges have been filed.