Former Texas Tech Basketball standout Andre Emmett shot, killed

Former Texas Tech Basketball standout Andre Emmett shot, killed in Dallas

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One of the greats in the long history of Texas Tech basketball, Andre Emmett, 37, was shot and killed in Dallas early Monday morning. Texas Tech Athletics has confirmed the news. 

Dallas Police report Emmett was sitting in his vehicle in front of his home around 2:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Prairie Avenue when two men walked up. They showed a gun and there was an altercation. Emmett was shot as he ran away from the men.

A passerby found Emmett several hundred feet from his home. That person called 911. Dallas Fire and Rescue took him to the hospital, where he died.

Police say the two men drove off in a white Chrysler 300, driving on North Fitzhugh Avenue to Ross Avenue. One of the suspects was described as a tall, thin black man wearing a red hat.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. Anyone with information on the murder can call Detective Sayers with the DPS Homicide Unit at 214.671.3647.

Shams Charania with The Athletic and Stadium was one of the first national reporters to tweet the news.

 

 


Emmett played for Coaches James Dickey and Bob Knight at Texas Tech from 2000 to 2004. The Seattle SuperSonics drafted him 35th overall in 2004, traded that night to the Memphis Grizzlies. He later went on to play in several international leagues. He recently played in the Big 3 league in the United States this summer.

 

Emmett was inducted into the Texas Tech Hall of Fame in November.

He drew a lot of fans with his performance at the Final Four Slam Dunk Contest in 2004.

 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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