Retired NFL star Will Smith shot dead in New Orleans

Mon Apr 11, 2016WILLSMITH1

Will Smith was loved.

Will Smith Football defensive end      
NEW ORLEANS - 2007: Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints poses for his 2007 NFL headshot at photo day in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Will Smith
NEW ORLEANS - 2007: Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints poses for his 2007 NFL headshot at photo day in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Will Smith
William Raymond Smith III was an American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played college football for Ohio State and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round. Born: July 4, 1981, Queens, New York City, NY Died: April 9, 2016, Lower Garden District, New Orleans, LA Height: 6′ 3″ Spouse: Racquel Smith (m. 2008–2016) Children: Lisa Mya Smith, William J. Smith, Wynter Chase Smith Parents: Lisa Smith, William Smith That much has been made clear over ever since news got out that the former NFL defensive end had been shot dead Saturday night during a traffic altercation on a New Orleans street. Online and at a makeshift memorial set up at the shooting scene, people have offered their tributes to someone they described as not only a good football player, but a good man. On Friday, they will be able to say their goodbyes in person. The New Orleans Saints will host of visitation service between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the team's indoor facility in Metairie, Louisiana. This event will be followed in distinct New Orleans fashion by a parade Friday evening through the Lower Garden District, the same neighborhood where Smith was killed. Smith was killed after a night out with his wife and friends in New Orleans. He was shot eight times, including seven in the back, the coroner said. Cardell Hayes, who has been charged with second-degree murder, did not know who the victim was until the next day, according to a defense attorney.
Cardell Hayes is charged with second-degree murder.
Cardell Hayes is charged with second-degree murder.
When he found out Sunday morning, he collapsed in the chair, attorney John Fuller said. Hayes was a fan of Smith, he said, and wanted to be like him. "To be accused of murdering one of your idols is earth shattering," Fuller said. Hayes shot Smith after a traffic collision and an exchange of words between the two, according to police.

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