Dante Fowler’s brother jailed in 2016 student slaying in Florida

This undated booking photo provided by Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office shows Donterio Rashad Fowler (left) and and Keondre Quamar Fields. Fowler, the brother of Atlanta Falcons player Dante Fowler, and Fields were arrested on murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of a college student. Pinellas County jail records show that the pair were being held without bail Tuesday, July 27, 2021, following their arrests. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

Credit: Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office

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This undated booking photo provided by Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office shows Donterio Rashad Fowler (left) and and Keondre Quamar Fields. Fowler, the brother of Atlanta Falcons player Dante Fowler, and Fields were arrested on murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of a college student. Pinellas County jail records show that the pair were being held without bail Tuesday, July 27, 2021, following their arrests. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office)

Credit: Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two Florida men, one of them the brother of Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dante Fowler, have been arrested on murder charges in the 2016 shooting death of a college student.

Donterio Rashad Fowler, 25, and Keondre Quamar Fields, 23, were being held without bail Tuesday following their arrests, Pinellas County jail records show.

Fowler is the brother of Dante Fowler, 26, who played college football at the University of Florida and grew up in St. Petersburg.

Donterio Fowler and Fields are charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 2, 2016, killing of Michael Zaldua, a 23-year-old Florida International University student and freelance photographer, records show.

Fowler and Fields also were college students when Zaldua was killed in a parking garage near FIU, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a news release. Several large bags containing marijuana and a smaller bag of cocaine were found in Zaldua’s car. Cash was scattered around his body and a handgun found in his pocket.

Fowler and Fields, both of whom live in Pinellas County, will likely be extradited to Miami to face the charges.

A lawyer for Fowler, Michael Grieco, said his client “has committed no crime” and that he intends to seek his release on bail. It wasn’t clear Tuesday if Fields has a lawyer.