Four men have been arrested in the shooting death of NFL player Sean Taylor and say they didn't plan to kill him, Miami-area authorities report.
"[The suspects] were expecting a residence that was not occupied. Murder or shooting someone was not their initial motive," Robert Parker, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, told the media Friday night.
Just the same, according to police, there have been multiple confessions in the case and the individuals will be charged with murder of Sean Taylor.
"They were certainly not looking to go there and kill anyone," he said. "Their obvious motive was to go there and steal the contents of the house."
The suspects are Venjah K. Hunte, 20; Eric Rivera Jr., 17; Jason Scott Mitchell, 17; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18. Sean Taylor, 24, died in the hospital Tuesday, a day after being shot during an apparent burglary at his home.
Four suspects have been arrested for the murder of Sean Taylor. Clockwise from top left: Venjah K. Hunte, Eric Rivera, Jason Scott Mitchell and Charles Wardlow.
The men knew the NFL star lived at the house, and police told CNN they are investigating the possibility that one or more suspects knew his family.
At 1:45 a.m. Monday, Taylor's girlfriend and the mother of his daughter, Jackie Garcia (the niece of actor Andy Garcia), called 911 and said someone had been shot.