According to reports, after a traffic collision with a Hummer H2 in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District, the 34-year-old NFL champ “exchanged words” with the driver of the hummer, at which time he then produced a handgun and shot Smith several times. Smith’s wife was also shot twice and transported to a nearby hospital.
New Orleans police arrested 28-year-old Cardell Hayes after the shooting and charged him with second-degree murder. Police say a gun was recovered at the scene. Smith was drafted by the Saints in 2004 and spent all nine seasons with the team until his retirement in 2012.
This is a crying shame the lives that were lost and affected by this senseless act of violence. Why people don’t know to take the high road and just walk away. What was the point in pulling out a gun to settle a dispute.