Former Texas Tech basketballer Andre Emmett and member of the Texas Tech Ring of Honor, was murdered in Dallas today, dead at the age of 37. There is no way to soft-sell this situation and I am completely saddened that one of my favorite players is gone.
Emmett is the all-time leading scorer for Texas Tech with 2,256 points, played for Bob Knight, who helped Emmett become one of the absolute best players in the Big 12 and the nation when he was a senior, earning All-American honors.
The Dallas Police Department released the following statement regarding Emmett’s murder:
On September 23, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the victim, Andre Emmett, a 37-year-old Black male was approached by two unknown suspects as he sat in his vehicle in front of his residence in the 1800 block of N. Prairie Avenue. The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away from the suspects. The victim was located by a passerby, who called 911, several hundred feet from his residence. Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and transported him to an area hospital, where he later died. Witnesses reported seeing two suspects, one described 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.
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, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference case #193330-2019.
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. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS(8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rest in peace.