SHOCKING NEWS: Will Smith Dead
This is terrible news:
Former NFL defensive lineman Will Smith was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident in New Orleans late Saturday, authorities said.
New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey C. Rouse confirmed early Sunday the male victim in the double shooting was Smith, 34, according to WVUE-TV. Police said the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. in the Lower Garden District at the intersection of Sophie Wright Place and Felicity Streets.
The alleged gunman, Cardell Hayes, 29, was charged with second-degree murder on Sunday.
Investigators said Smith and his wife were driving a Mercedes Benz SUV eastbound on Sophie Wright Place when he was rear-ended by an individual driving a Hummer H2. The collision caused the Mercedes to hit a Chevrolet Impala traveling along the same street, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
New Orleans Police Department spokesman Juan Barnes said Smith and the driver of the Hummer got into a confrontation over the accident when the driver of the Hummer pulled out a handgun and “shot (Smith) multiple times and his wife twice in the right leg.”
This is an unspeakable tragedy. Smith spent his entire career with the Saints and was part of their 2010 Super Bowl Championship squad. He is survived by his wife and three children.