Former Texas Tech Basketball Star Reportedly Dead
UPDATE: Dallas Police have provided this statement regarding the Andre Emmett death.
Homicide on N. Prairie Avenue
On September 23, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim, Andre Emmett, a 37-year-old Black male was approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence in the 1800 block of N. Prairie Avenue. The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects. The victim was located by a passerby, who called 911, several hundred feet from his residence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and transported him to an area hospital, where he later died. Witnesses reported seeing two suspects, one described as a tall, thin Black male wearing a red hat. The suspects entered a white Chrysler 300 and fled onto N. Fitzhugh Avenue towards Ross Avenue.
Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Sayers with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3647, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference case #193330-2019.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS(8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Original story: There are reports swirling that former Red Raider basketball player Andre Emmett was shot and killed in Dallas Monday morning.
Emmett played all 4 years for the Red Raiders averaging 17.6 points per game. He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics #35 overall, before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2004 NBA Draft.
He recently made a comeback into public eye with the emergence of the Big3 Basketball League. Emmett was the second overall pick in the 2018 Big3 draft by 3's Company where they would then take home the 2018 Big3 Championship.
Texas Tech Basketball remembered on Andre Emmett on twitter.com:
"Andre was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Texas Tech uniform," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said via texastech.com. "He will be missed by many but always remembered by Red Raider Nation. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family."
We will update this story as more information is made available.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Andre Emmett's friends and family.