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Dallas Police release video showing suspects in Andre Emmett shooting

Dallas Police release video showing suspects in Andre Emmett shooting

Andre Emmett
Andre Emmett, RIP. Courtesy photo

The Dallas Police Department has released a video showing suspects in the shooting of former NBA player Andre Emmett and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying them.

The video, which has been posted on YouTube, runs 1 minute and 17 seconds long, and was taken from two separate home surveillance Nest cameras. It shows the time of the incident to be 2:16 am.

The first segment is from a distance and shows three men, one wearing a pale gray hoodie, running on the street.

The second segment shows the victim seated in his Range Rover, when one of the suspects comes up to the driver side window and draws a gun. Emmett puts his left hand out in a defensive gesture. The two other suspects converge, and Emmett gets out of his car. He seems to fall over, and the suspects can be seen running away.

The police ask that anyone who recognizes the suspects by video or voice are asked to contact Detective Scott Sayers at 214-671-3647.

According to the police report, Emmett, 37, 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. Emmett was shot as he ran away from the suspects.

Emmett was located several hundred feet from his residence by a passerby, who called 911. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.

Witnesses said that the suspects were driving a white Chrysler 300 and drove onto Fitzhugh Avenue towards Ross Avenue.

Emmett was an All-Star player for Texas Tech and a former NBA player who played for two seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies. He also recently became a father.

He was known for his kindness towards others and easygoing demeanor that people said "made him a joy to be around."

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Sayers with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at 214-0671-3647, or scott.sayers@dallascityhall.com. 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.