EX-FOOTBALL star Otis Anderson Jr was shot dead aged 23 on Monday night as his father is charged with murder.

The former University of Central Florida player and his father Otis Anderson Sr reportedly got in a fight over a dog bite, his mother told cops.

Anderson Sr appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday wearing a red jumpsuit, different from the normal gray uniform.

Jacksonville Sheriff's office told First Coast News that the red jumpsuit indicates "possible self-harm, high escape risk, or medical transport."

Anderson Jr died in hospital after the shooting erupted in a home in Jacksonville at around 9.30pm.

He had received a gunshot wound to the chest and back.

According to the police report, his mother Denise Glanton Anderson said that his girlfriend's dog bit Anderson Sr's hand, causing him to bleed.

A verbal altercation then reportedly began when Anderson Jr came downstairs to see what had happened.

Denise said she forced her son back upstairs but claimed she continued to fight with her husband.

Anderson Sr reportedly flipped a chair and his son returned downstairs to check on his mom's well-being, the report states.

Mom Denise said that the pair then separated and Anderson Sr went out to the garage.

However, he reportedly met his son in the kitchen again and the argument continued.

The section about the encounter in the kitchen has been redacted in the police report, states First Coast News.

Denise was also treated in the hospital for multiple graze wounds.

During his court appearance on Tuesday, Anderson Sr was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted murder. 

He is being held with no bond.

A former football player for the University of Central Florida Knights, Otis Anderson Jr. briefly played in the NFL.

NFL stars were among those paying tribute to Anderson on Tuesday.

"Rest in Heaven Otis. We gotta do better on this earth smh. Big prayers up," wrote Rams star Jalen Ramsey.

"S*** sad!! Sending prayers to all," added Dallas Cowboys star rookie Micah Parsons.

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