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Andre Emmett Dead - Former Pro Basketball Player Shot & Killed

Andre Emmett Dead - Former Pro Basketball Player Shot & Killed

Andre Emmett has sadly passed away at the age of 37.

The former professional basketball player, who played for Texas Tech, was found shot and killed early Monday morning (September 23) in Dallas, CNN reports.

Andre was reportedly approached by two men while sitting in his car in front of his home.

The men pulled out a handgun, an altercation occurred, and Andre was shot as he was running away, police said. They have not revealed a motive.

A passerby called 911, and Andre was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Andre played at Texas Tech for four years and was drafted in the second round of the 2004 NBA draft with the 35th overall pick. He also briefly played with the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets, and more recently, he played in the three-on-three league, BIG3.

“The BIG3 is in a state of shock over the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett,” the BIG3 said in a statement. “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. Off the court, Dre was passionate about helping young people through his Dreams Really Exist foundation. We are simply heartbroken by this devastating loss.”

Our thoughts are with Andre Emmett‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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