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Visitation set for Friday in death of boxer Wells

A four-hour visitation is scheduled Friday for former Olympic boxer Rhoshii Wells, who was shot and killed Aug. 11 after an argument.

Family members said visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Cartier Ave., with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Wells, 31, who captured the bronze medal during the 1996 Olympics, was shot while walking with his 4-year-old son in an apartment complex on North Lamb Boulevard. Wells’ mother, Linda Wells, said several members of her son’s Olympic team have said they will attend the funeral.

Roger Randolph, a 26-year-old Las Vegas man, was arrested last week in connection with Wells’ death.

Witnesses told police the two men had an argument over a woman and Randolph vowed to return and kill Wells. Randolph later pulled up in a vehicle, jumped out and shot Wells, a witness told police.

During an interview shortly after Randolph was arrested just north of Kingman, Ariz., he told the Review-Journal that Wells robbed him and punched him in the eye. Randolph said he went to the Fremont Street Experience to take his mind off the incident. He said he later returned to the apartment complex and shot Wells, adding that he considered the shooting self-defense.

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