DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was riding in an SUV from which a man was shot and killed about two months ago, Joseph’s attorney said Friday.
According to a statement from Dallas police, 20-year-old Cameron Ray was shot dead around 2 a.m. on March 18 outside a nightclub in the Lower Greenville entertainment district in Old East Dallas.
Recently released surveillance video showed two groups, of which Ray was one, engaged in a brief altercation outside the nightclub. The video shows a black SUV being driven by Ray’s group, and shots were fired from at least one of its windows, injuring Ray. He died shortly thereafter at a nearby hospital.
“Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray,” Barry Sorrels, Joseph’s attorney, said in a statement Friday. “Mr. Ray’s death is a tragedy and Kelvin offers his deepest condolences for the loss of the family.
Joseph “was unarmed and did not seek violence,” Sorrels said. “He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. Along with his condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being close to this type of incident.
A Dallas police spokesperson declined to confirm Joseph’s involvement in the case, but the Dallas Morning News reported that police detectives plan to interview the former LSU and Kentucky de 22-year-old taken in the second round of the NFL Draft last year.
In a statement, Cowboys officials said they were aware of “the tragic incident.”
“The organization is aware of the possible link between Kelvin Joseph and this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office,” the statement read.
A message seeking comment from an NFL spokesperson was not immediately returned.