Former Texas Tech, NBA Player Andre Emmett Killed In Dallas

Austin York
September 23, 2019 - 12:47 pm
Andre Emmett

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Former Texas Tech player Andre Emmett was killed in Dallas this morning, according to Dallas Police.

Emmett, 37, played two NBA seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies, was found murdered this morning in Dallas.

Dallas Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call and transported him to an area hospital, where he later died.

Police say Andre Emmett was shot and killed when two men who approached him while he was sitting in his car in old east Dallas. He was shot as he was trying to run off and found hundreds of feet away.

Emmett starred for the Red Raiders under Coach Bob Knight from 2001 through 2004. He remains the all-time leading scorer in the Tech basketball program and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor. 

Current Red Raider coach Chris Beard says Emmett was an incredible man.

"Can't understand why terrible like things like this happen. But I do know, the father, the son and the teammate. He was a special, special man," he says.

Dallas Police are looking for suspects in the killing. 

Witnesses described one suspect as a tall, thin black male wearing a red hat. The suspects entered a white Chrysler 300 and fled onto N. Fitzhugh Avenue towards Ross Avenue. 

Emmett, a Dallas native, attended Carter High School.  

Emmett was the No. 36 pick in 2004 NBA draft, selected by the Seattle SuperSonics. He was later traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a draft-night trade. 

He has played several overseas leagues, but most recently played in the Big 3. 

Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact Detective Sayers with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-3647.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses.