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NBA player tragically found shot near his home in East Dallas

NBA player tragically found shot near his home in East Dallas

Andre Emmett
Andre Emmett. Courtesy photo

Andre Emmett, a former NBA player and former All-Star player for Texas Tech, was killed in a shooting near his East Dallas home early on September 23.

According to a police report, Emmett's body was found by a passerby on the side of the street at 1800 N. Prairie Ave., near Munger Avenue.

"Andre Emmett, who played for two seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies, was murdered this morning in Dallas,” wrote NBA's Shams Sharania. "Emmett recently became a father. He played at Texas Tech and was No. 36 pick in 2004 draft. RIP.”

According to an acquaintance, the shooting was a robbery gone terribly bad. Emmett was shot outside his Land Rover parked near the townhome on Bennett Avenue where he lived.

Video from the street showing the police processing the scene and family members was posted by Uncle JoJo Radio, who reported that the suspects are two black males, one wearing a gray hoodie and the other a red hat, and that the shooting took place at 2:16 am and was caught on camera by a neighbor.

According to Sportando, Emmett, 37, had a stellar career at Texas Tech, and a long career overseas mostly in Asia, South America, and Europe.

He recently played in Big3, which tweeted, "The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the BIG3 family for two seasons and never without a smile on his face. His kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around."