Former Saints defensive finish Will Smith was shot to genocide in New Orleans on Saturday night following a trade collision, a coroner’s bureau confirmed.
Smith, 34, was shot after exchanging difference with a motorist of a Hummer H2 that rear-ended his Mercedes G63 SUV, causing him to strike another vehicle, military said.
Smith was shot mixed times, and his wife, also 34, was shot twice in a right leg, according to police. Smith was conspicuous passed during a scene, while his mother was taken to a hospital.
Police conspicuous a 30-year-old motorist of a Hummer was in control and being interviewed, and that a handgun used in a sharpened had been recovered.
Smith was drafted by a Saints with a 18th altogether collect in 2004 out of Ohio State. He spent all 9 of his seasons with a Saints and final played in 2012. He was a Pro Bowler in 2006 and ranks fourth in Saints story with 67.5 career sacks. He had a career-high 13 during a Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl season.
ESPN’s Mike Triplett contributed to this report.