Will Smith, Former NFL Saints Player Shot Dead in Road Rage Incident 

Our prayers and condolences to the Smith Family. Great father, loving husband, good friend to so many people and former Saints defensive end, Will Smith was killed and his wife was wounded in a late-night shooting in New Orleans on Saturday (April 9), authorities said.
Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse confirmed Smith was the fatal victim in the incident. Police said Smith’s wife was wounded and was taken to a hospital. 

The double shooting took place around 11:29 p.m., near the intersection of Sophie Wright Place and Felicity Street in the Lower Garden District, NOPD said.

Police said Smith, 34, 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. 

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 (Smith) 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. 

Smith was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle, which appeared to have a gunshot hole in the windshield.
New Orleans police and the coroner’s office remained scene investigating. At around 2:45 a.m., Smith was removed from the scene in a coroner’s van. A tow truck arrived to take his vehicle from the street. 

Smith was slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle, which appeared to have a gunshot hole in the windshield.

   
New Orleans police and the coroner’s office remained scene investigating. At around 2:45 a.m., Smith was removed from the scene in a coroner’s van. A tow truck arrived to take his vehicle from the street. They say you live as long as you’re remembered, continue to celebrate his life, memories and his legacy!!!!! via NoLA.com ?????????????? #roadrage #nola #senselesskilling 

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