Arrest Made in Slaying of Wayne Ellington Sr.

Police arrested Carl White in the shooting death of Lakers guard Wayne Ellington's father. Cops say the motive was an argument.


Carl White

Philadelphia Police have made an arrest in the slaying of Wayne Ellington Sr., father of the Lakers guard who starred at Episcopal Academy in high school.

Police say Carl White shot and killed Ellington, who was sitting in his car, after an argument. Homicide Captain James Clark told the Daily News White is “extremely well-known to police.” The Powelton Village resident’s last conviction was on drug charges a year ago.

Ellington Sr. was shot in Germantown on November 9th. Police caught up with White after he didn’t check in with his probation officer. They found him at a halfway house in North Philadelphia.

Ellington Jr. was a high school star for Episcopal Academy before playing three seasons at North Carolina. He was drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009, and signed with the Lakers in September.

“Our players are upset for their friend and teammate,” Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement after Ellington Sr. was killed. “Additionally, ownership and all Lakers employees are also saddened by this tragedy. Those of us who work with and have gotten to know Wayne have come to know what a wonderful and caring person he is.”

[Daily News]