Former New Orleans Saints captain and Super Bowl XLVI winner Will Smith was shot to death Saturday night in New Orleans after his car was rear-ended, according to reports.
The police report states Smith was hit from behind by a Hummer H2. Following the crash, Smith and the driver of the Hummer reportedly got into a verbal altercation after which the driver of the Hummer pulled out a handgun.
Smith’s wife, Racquel Smith, was reportedly with him in the car at the time of the incident. According to the police report, the football star was shot “multiple times and his 34-year-old wife twice in the right leg.”
Smith was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, while his wife was taken to an area hospital.
The alleged shooter is reportedly in police custody.
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton tweeted his condolences for this “senseless” act.
Heavy Hearts w the senseless passing of our Team Capt. Will Smith. Pray for his wife’s recovery and their children. pic.twitter.com/VomR0Sut6M
— Sean Payton (@SeanPayton) April 10, 2016
We’ll bring you further updates as they’re made available.
Super Bowl Champion Killed, Wife Shot After Car Accident Turns Ugly