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involved in shooting that killed a man. Just read this on Yahoo Sports. Probably needs to be posted somewhere else but anyway, looks like as bad as things are with us, they could be worse. Article said that man killed was in back seat of truck and that LSU players called it in and that it was being investigated as self defense. Guess we will learn more later.


Police: LSU players involved in shooting acted in self-defense

Two LSU football players involved in a fatal shooting Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were the victims of an attempted robbery who acted in self-defense by shooting the man who was allegedly trying to rob them, Baton Rouge police said Sunday morning.

Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said in a statement that the two student-athletes, who have been identified as sophomore running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and walk-on linebacker Jared Small, were attempting to sell an electronic item in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge when the man, Kobe Johnson, pulled out a weapon and demanded their belongings.

One of the players then pulled out a handgun and shot Johnson multiple times. Johnson died at the scene, McKneely said.

Edwards-Helaire and Small were questioned by police for several hours before being released without arrest.

Attorneys for the players had previously told the Baton Rouge Advocate that the shooting was in self-defense.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva addressed the shooting in a statement Saturday.

"We have today been in constant contact with law enforcement regarding this terrible situation. Right now, our concern is for the safety and well-being of our student-athletes," Alleva said. "They have been involved in a traumatic incident, and we have made our counselors available to assist immediately. All questions regarding the investigation should be directed to law enforcement at this time."

Edwards-Helaire is LSU's second-leading rusher this season, with 626 yards and seven touchdowns on 136 carries. He and Small are both graduates of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge.

The 11th-ranked Tigers meet No. 8 UCF in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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What does that mean the players called it in? Did they just find the guy or were they involved? Its getting meaner out there I walked streets of Chicago 19 years ago but would not be that foolish in todays world.

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5 hours ago, ChltteTiger said:

What does that mean the players called it in? Did they just find the guy or were they involved?

One of the two players pulled the trigger....

Two LSU football players were involved in the fatal shooting of a man Saturday afternoon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with police saying it appears they acted in self-defense during an incident that allegedly stemmed from the sale of an electronic device.

Police believe that Kobe Johnson, 18, attempted to rob Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jared Small, pulling a gun on them and demanding their belongings as they sat in the front seat of a truck around noon in the city's Scotlandville neighborhood. One of the players, according to reports, pulled a handgun and shot at Johnson, who was in the back seat, several times.

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