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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Smith was fatally shot after a traffic accident in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)


Ex-NFLer Will Smith And Wife Shot In Road Rage Incident

A former defensive end for the Saints and Ohio Buckeyes was shot and killed in Louisiana last night.

Will Smith and his wife Raquel Smith were both shot after an accident and an exchange with another driver.

This is how NBC is reporting the tragic incident:

New Orleans Police said the victim’s vehicle was hit in the rear by a Hummer H2 while it was driving in the city at around 11:30 p.m. That caused Smith’s Mercedes to hit the back of a Chevrolet, police added.

“The male victim 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,” police said in a statement.

“It appears that it could possibly have been road rage,” Officer Juan D. Barnes Sr. told a press conference.

While police would not immediately name the male victim, sources within department confirmed to WDSU that it was Smith.

Will Smith was 34 years-old and a father of 3.

Our condolences to the family and friends of the departed.

See more of Smith and his family on the next pages.

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File



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