Former Basketball Player Andre Emmett Shot Dead In Dallas, Texas

Mark Mackay

Former NBA player Andre Emmett was found shot by a handgun on the side of a road at 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning, where he was discovered by a passerby, CBS News reported. An emergency call was made and Dallas Fire-Rescue rushed Emmett, 37, to a local hospital, where he later died from the gunshot wound. The person who found Emmett was 100 meters from their home.

A statement from Dallas Police Department elaborated on the event, sharing that the victim 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."

BIG3 took to its official Twitter account to express its shock at the death of a member who was "never without a smile on his face" and whose "kindness towards others and easy-going demeanor made him a joy to be around."

Texas Tech posted on Twitter as well, recognizing Emmett for his humanity both on and off the court and the "amazing" memories that he helped create during his time with the team. Emmett was added to the Texas Tech Hall of Fame last year.