Cowboys’ Kelvin Joseph a person of interest in Dallas murder investigation
Joseph has reportedly admitted to being at the scene yet denied being involved in the drive-by shooting of Cameron Ray.
Kelvin Joseph, a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, is reportedly a person of interest in a murder, according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Cameron Ray, 20, was killed in a Dallas drive-by shooting after a fight on March 18. A report from television station KDFW notes the young man from Athens, Texas, was in town for a fun weekend.
“He was enjoying himself, doing nothing wrong, but that night, as it ended, he was walking with some friends,” said Dallas Police Detective Tonya McDaniel. “They encountered a disturbance that they did not start.”
The Dallas Police Department contended that much of the interaction was captured on video showing a man walking past Ray and his friends, then a fight ensues. Afterward, Ray and company headed to their vehicle. “All of a sudden, you see that black suspect vehicle riding up the street,” McDaniel said. “Shots are fired from that vehicle towards Cameron and his friends.”
In earlier comments about the incident, McDaniel sought help from the community, telling KDFW: “I need for people to pay attention to what these individuals had on, from head to toe. Look at their hair. I need you to look at what they had on, ‘cause they had writing on their clothing, on their hoodies. They had jewelry on. I need you to look at some of their medallions and see what it spells out. Look at their faces and look at the group of people that were together themselves, because if you know someone in that group, then you’re going to know the rest of them.”
The vehicle used in the drive-by is reportedly a Suburban or Tahoe.
A source told Yahoo Sports that Joseph became a person of interest in the investigation on Thursday and is cooperating with the investigation.
The Star-Telegram noted that Joseph was among the group of people who were fighting with Ray and his friends, according to surveillance video. He reportedly has admitted to being at the scene yet denied being involved in the shooting.
A second-round pick by the Cowboys last year, Joseph has played in 10 games with the NFL team. They have yet to comment on the investigation, according to The Star-Telegram.
Joseph has also performed as a rap artist known as YKDV Bossman Fat.
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