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Former NBA player, current Big3 star Andre Emmett shot and killed in Dallas

BIG3 - Week Six - Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - JULY 27: Andre Emmett #2 of 3’s Company celebrates while playing in the game against the Killer 3’s during week six of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Vivint Smart Home Arena on July 27, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 3’s Company won the game 51-41. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/BIG3 via Getty Images)

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This is tragic.

Andre Emmett, a 37-year-old new father, has been shot and killed in the Dallas area Monday morning, as reported by NBC 11 KCBD in Dallas. As of now, there are few details about the incident, but according to a passerby found him about 2:30 in the morning, already shot, called 911 and Emmett was rushed to the hospital, but he did not survive.

The Dallas Police Department released this statement:

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 male 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.

No suspect is currently under arrest and the police are looking for help from the neighborhood to help solve the crime.

Emmett was a Dallas legend who was born in the city and played his high school ball there, went on to be one of the better players in Texas Tech history — he was inducted into the Red Raider hall of fame last year — then ultimately played 14 games in the NBA (and spent numerous seasons playing overseas and making a good living). This past summer he was the second-leading scorer in the Big3.

There are a lot of people in the basketball world remembering Emmett today.