PHOTO! Here is a picture of Sahel Kazemi, found dead with Steve McNair. Sahel Kazemi was dating Steve McNair, despite his marriage to Mechelle Cartwright, says reports late Saturday.
Here is the latest.
Earlier today LALATE broke you the news that former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair had been shot dead. Initial reports ruled it a double homicide, then subsequent reports suggesting a homicide-suicide but not indicating who was the homicide victim.
Thereafter reports confirmed the female dead was not McNair’s wife. Finally moments ago police have identified the female as 20 year old Sahel Kazemi, 20. She died by a single gun shot to her head. But police are now revealing the critical detail – the gun was found next to her body, not McNair’s.
Reports say Kazemi had a new black Cadillac Escalade that he bought and registered to both their names. Two days before her death she was arrested for DUI in the SUV. McNair posted her bail. A friend tells press that Sahel Kazemi this week said McNair was dating her after meeting her as a waitress at Dave & Busters.
Police now say Steve McNair suffered several gunshots
Governor Phil Bredesen has issued the following statement:
“Andrea and I were very saddened by the news of Steve McNair’s death. He has always felt like part of the Nashville family, and he will be sorely missed.”
Titans Owen Bud Adams issued the following statement:
“We are saddened and shocked to hear the news of Steve McNair’s passing today. He was one of the finest players to play for our organization and one of the most beloved players by our fans. He played with unquestioned heart and leadership and led us to places that we had never reached, including our only Super Bowl. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they deal with his untimely passing.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.
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