Antonio Dennard death: Police issue arrest warrant for suspect who shot and killed former Packers DB

Former NFL cornerback Antonio Dennard, who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants in a very brief career, was shot at a bar restaurant in Muhlenberg Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, a little over a week ago.

He had been shot overnight and was taken to the hospital where he died. Now, about eight days later, the police have a suspect.

#Breaking: Muhlenberg Township police have an arrest warrant in the death of former NFL player Antonio Dennard. Police are looking for 24-year-old Jose Daniel Pizarro of Reading on homicide charges. They say he shot and killed Dennard outside a bar. @69News

Initially, Dennard’s death was ruled a homicide, but police didn’t have any further information. Following investigation, the police have issued a warrant for the arrest of the suspect.


He spent time with those three teams mentioned above, though most of his NFL career was spent on practice squads. He also briefly played with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

Antonio Dennard death: Latest update on suspect who killed Packers DB

According to Jaciel Cordoba, a news anchor local to Pennsylvania where the former NFL player was killed, the suspect’s name is Jose Daniel Pizzaro.


According to the New York Post and WFNZ, Berks County District Attorney John Adams said:

“Mr. Pizzaro has been charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, aggravated assault, related charges, including persons not to possess a firearm.”

The suspect is currently on parole for a prior robbery and is legally bound from carrying a gun. Murder also violates the parole agreement.

The former Jaguars player's murder finally has a suspect
The former Jaguars player’s murder finally has a suspect

The District Attorney mentioned that they were able to find a latent fingerprint or handprint that matched Pizzaro on the victim’s car at the scene of the crime.

Pizzaro is not in custody right now as the police are still searching for him.

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