The Dallas PD wants to speak with Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph regarding a murder that took place at a local bar back in March.
On March 18th, a man named Cameron Ray was killed in a drive-by shooting following a fight outside a bar, and police believe Joseph may have been at the scene of the crime that night.
Dallas police want to speak with #Cowboys CB Kelvin Joseph as a person of interest in the murder of a 20-year-old man last month.
Joseph, a 2nd-round pick last year, was at a bar when a fight broke out. Shots were fired outside after the fight broke up. https://t.co/rDDzH1d6ky
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 15, 2022
Via Dallas News
Dallas police want to interview a Dallas Cowboys player in connection with a murder last month in Old East Dallas, multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation told The Dallas Morning News.
Cornerback Kelvin Joseph was involved in a disturbance March 18 outside a bar in the 3600 block of Greenville Avenue, at Martel Avenue, the same night that Cameron Ray, 20, was fatally shot there, according to multiple sources. Ray was shot about 2 a.m. outside the OT Tavern, and taken to a hospital, where he died.
Police released a surveillance video that appears to show Joseph wearing a chain with the initials YKDV among the group of people who got into a fight with Ray and his friends before the shooting.
Joseph, who also goes by the rapper pseudonym “YKDV Bossman Fat,” was a second-round pick in the 2021 draft following his college career at LSU and Kentucky.
Video footage shown by KDFW-TV (FOX4) earlier this week shows a man in a hoodie and an apparent YKDV necklace standing with a group inside the bar. That same group was later caught on another video getting into a fight with Ray and a few others at the intersection of Greenville and Martel.
The Cowboys are encouraging Joseph to talk to the police as they don’t believe that he’s the shooter.
Cowboys officials have encouraged Joseph to speak with police about what he knows, according to a team source who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Cowboys officials do not believe Joseph is the shooter.
The Cowboys declined comment Thursday evening. Joseph’s attorney also declined comment.
Update: Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that Joseph admits being at that bar that night but denies being involved in the shooting.
Per a source, Joseph has admitted to being at the scene but said he was not involved in the shooting.