Corey Mattison, a former N.C. State University pitcher from Burlington, was shot and killed Jan. 15 inside his townhouse in Ashburn, Va., in what police are calling a domestic-related homicide.
According to a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s press release, the suspect in the shooting, Minh D. Nguyen, 38, entered the residence about 9:30 p.m. in the 44200 block of Sonora Lane, and shot a man inside the townhouse. Nguyen was taken into custody without incident. The victim in the shooting has been identified in several media outlets as Mattison.
Inside the home were two children. Nguyen’s ex-wife and another child returned home as the incident was unfolding, according to the press release. No one else was injured in the incident. According to the Loudon (Va.) Times-News, Mattison, 37, recently married Nguyen’s wife.
Mattison, who played for Burlington (NC) Williams High School before attending NC State, spent four seasons (1998-2001) with the Wolfpack. He finished his career with a 6-7 record and 4.25 ERA. In 61 games, he pitched 106 innings and totaled 103 strikeouts and eight saves.
He also had a brief stint in the minor leagues before pursuing a profession outside of baseball.
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