BOGOTA, Colombia — Three people involved in a confrontation with soccer star Andres Escobar shortly before he was killed face drug and weapons charges, police said Tuesday.
Escobar was shot to death apparently because he scored an own goal in Colombia's World Cup loss to the United States.
Initially, the two men and a woman were suspects in the shooting, but they were cleared after questioning, police said.
They remained in custody because police said they found 55 pounds of cocaine, two revolvers and a submachine gun in the two Medellin homes where they were arrested Monday.
Escobar was shot early Saturday in the parking lot of a restaurant in Medellin. Police arrested two suspects over the weekend, one of whom confessed to shooting Escobar.