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Former URI player charged with murder in Canada

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Rhode Island's Alwayne Bigby grabs a rebound from Seton Hall's Brian Oliver during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Rhode Island's Alwayne Bigby grabs a rebound from Seton Hall's Brian Oliver during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Uncasville, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
A Twitter profile picture shows Alwayne Bigby sitting on a white Range Rover. A Twitter profile picture shows Alwayne Bigby sitting on a white Range Rover.

A former University of Rhode Island basketball player is facing a murder charge in Canada.

Alwayne Bigby played for URI during the 2012-13 season. He also played for Northeastern University in Boston.

The Providence Journal reported that Bigby is one of two men charged with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of a 33-year-old mother of four Saturday night in Scarborough, Ontario.

Police said they do not believe Andrea White was the target of the shooting, but they said they believe the address was targeted.

Bigby, 23, surrendered to police on Sunday. He is a native of Toronto.

Bigby's Twitter profile picture shows him sitting on a white Range Rover. 

Police said the shots were fired from a white SUV, which was ditched after a short highway chase.

Michael Davani, 21, is the second suspect in the case.

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