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Old 04-10-2016, 02:17 AM   #1
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Former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot to death in New Orleans' Lower Garden District on Saturday night following a traffic collision, the coroner's office confirmed.

Smith, 34, was shot after exchanging words with the driver of a Hummer H2 that rear-ended his Mercedes G63 SUV, causing him to strike another vehicle, police said.



Smith was shot multiple times, and his wife, Racquel, also 34, was shot twice in the right leg, according to police. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife was taken to a hospital.

Smith's family released a statement Sunday morning.

"On behalf of the Smith family, we are thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers. We ask that you continue to respect the family's privacy as they grieve the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend."

Police said the 30-year-old driver of the Hummer was in custody and being interviewed, and that the handgun used in the shooting had been recovered.



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Ex-Saints DE Will Smith killed; wife shot after traffic accident

Will Smith, the former Saints defensive end, was killed and a woman was wounded in a late-night shooting in New Orleans on Saturday (April 9), according to two law enforcement sources and a Saints source with direct knowledge of the incident.

He was 34.

The double shooting took place around 11:29 p.m., near the intersection of Sophie Wright and Felicity streets in the Lower Garden District, NOPD said.
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 on 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 has been recovered.



The double shooting took place around 11:29 p.m., near the intersection of Sophie Wright and Felicity streets.

A witness at the scene, Janis Baehr, a tourist in town for the French Quarter Festival, said she was walking near the intersection and heard six to eight gunshots. She said she went to the injured woman's aid, giving her ice chips.

The witness said the woman appeared to have two gunshot wounds to her leg. The woman was taken away by ambulance.

Smith was slumped over the steering wheel of a silver SUV. The coroner's office is on the scene investigating.


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Too freaking young. RIP and prayers for the family
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I was against the death penalty but for obvious murder and attempted murder on Will Smith and his wife, I hope the guy fry w/out a wet sponge (green mile)
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Thats awful!! RIP Mr Smith
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Oh no! Rest in peace.
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So awful. Still a young man, over what a fender bender? Then shoots his wife twice. Throw away the key on this guy.
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So Sad. I was keeping up with it on twitter. I can't even begin to comprehend how someone could take the life of someone for something so small. Prayers go out to The Smith Family...peace & comfort at this time. man, smh.
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Hope the Saints honor him some way, I'm sure they will.

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