BREAKING NEWS: Late Saturday night Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death in New Orleans!!!
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CelebNSports247.com just got word via Nola.com regarding the double shooting where Will Smith was shot to death and one woman injured in the Lower Garden District, NOPD said.
The incident took place around 11:29 p.m., near the intersection of Sophie Wright and Felicity streets leaving former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith dead.
Police, who has not officially identified the fatal victim as Smith, said the victim and his wife were traveling eastbound on Sophie Wright Place when their Mercedes-Benz SUV was rear-ended by a Hummer H2. The collision caused the Smith’s vehicle to hit a Chevrolet Impala traveling along the same street.
Smith and the driver of the Hummer “exchanged words, at which time the driver of the Hummer produced a handgun and shot the male victim multiple times and his 34-year-old wife twice in the right leg,” said NOPD spokesman Juan Barnes.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was transported to a hospital, authorities said. Police said the 30-year-old driver of the Hummer is in custody and being interviewed by investigators. The gun used in the shooting has been recovered.
Will Smith was only 34.
Former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith Shot Dead Crime Photos:
Staff photographer Michael DeMocker for Nola posted these photos online:
The 2004 first-round draft pick played for New Orleans until 2013, with a knee injury cutting his final season with the Saints short. He signed with the Patriots for a short period in 2014 before he was released.
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Photos: Bill Haber/ASSOCIATED PRESS and Michael DeMocker Staff photographer for Nola