Jul 22, 2021; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and cornerback Kelvin Joseph (24) during training camp practice at the Marriott Residence Inn. Mandatory Credit: Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Police want to question Cowboys CB in shooting death

Dallas police reportedly want to question Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph about a fatal shooting last month.

Sources told ESPN that the team has encouraged Joseph, a second-round draft pick in 2021, to tell authorities what he knows about a March 18 altercation that led to the death of Cameron Ray, 20.

Video footage, obtained by KDFW-TV of the incident in the city’s Lower Greenville section, shows one of the men involved wearing a YKDV necklace.

Joseph, 21, goes by the rap name “YKDV Bossman Fat,” per the reports.

Joseph played college football at LSU (2018) and Kentucky (2020) before being selected with the 44th overall pick.

He appeared in 10 games (two starts) for the Cowboys last season, recording 16 tackles, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery.

–Field Level Media

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Georgia LB signee stable after shooting

Georgia linebacker signee E.J. Lightsey is in stable condition after being shot multiple times, according to police in his hometown of Fitzgerald, Ga.

Police chief William Smallwood Jr. told ESPN that Lightsey had been taken to a hospital by acquaintances by the time authorities responded to reports of a shooting at a park on Monday at about 6:30 p.m.

Lightsey was shot in the shoulder and back and is expected to recover, according to Smallwood.

Relatives said he was alert and “doing pretty good” as of Tuesday morning, per ESPN.

Lightsey told police he was working out in the park when he was shot. No arrests have been made.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Lightsey is a member of the defending national champion Bulldogs’ 2022 signing class. He helped Fitzgerald High School win a Georgia Class 2A state title last season and was ranked as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports.

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Central Michigan QB in critical condition after shooting

Central Michigan quarterback John Keller is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot at a party, police said.

Keller, 20, was shot in the chest after a fight broke out at an off-campus party in Mount Pleasant, Mich., at about 1 a.m. local time Saturday, according to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.

Keller was transported by helicopter to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Mich., and is “fighting for his life,” according to a GoFundMe page set up by his family to help with medical expenses.

A second person was also wounded during the shooting, according to authorities. No suspects had been identified or apprehended as of Sunday morning.

Keller, of North Canton, Ohio, began his college career at Cincinnati before transferring to Pearl River Community College in Mississippi. He announced his commitment to Central Michigan in January 2020 and sat out last season due to NCAA requirements. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

–Field Level Media

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North Texas signee identified as victim in Austin shooting

Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith (11) walks up the field at the end of the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

A high school senior who planned to play football at North Texas this fall was identified Monday as one of three people shot and killed Sunday in Austin, Texas.

The Elgin (Texas) Independent School District issued a statement Monday confirming the death of Willie Simmons III, who signed with the Mean Green last December. Also killed was Alyssa Broderick, who played basketball at Elgin High School before leaving school last fall.

“We are heartbroken by the news of this senseless tragedy, and we extend our deepest condolences to the families of Willie Simmons III and Alyssa Broderick,” Elgin ISD superintendent Jodi Duron said in a statement. “The Elgin ISD community grieves the loss of these two young, promising souls.”

Simmons, Duron said, “was an exceptional young man and leader among his peers. Strong, both academically and athletically, he represented the very best of Elgin ISD. He was captain of our football team; a friend to everyone he met; and most recently, recruited to play football for the University of North Texas.”

The shooting occurred Sunday around noon in the Arboretum area of Austin. Interim police chief Joseph Chacon said “the victims were all known to this suspect.”

The third victim, a woman, has not been identified.

On Monday morning, authorities arrested Stephen Broderick, 41, in connection with the killings. His relationship to Alyssa Broderick was not immediately known.

The suspect was a former property crimes detective who resigned from the police force last summer after he was arrested in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a child. His wife filed for divorce and sought a protective order following his arrest.

This is the second tragedy to hit the North Texas campus within a week. Mean Green assistant basketball coach Nelson Haggerty died in a single-car accident Friday morning. He was 47.

–Field Level Media

Aug 31, 2017; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Mike Majette (24) rushes the ball and is tackled by Ohio State Buckeyes defensive lineman Haskell Garrett (92) and defensive lineman Jerron Cage (98) in the first quarter of the game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State DT Garrett injured in shooting

Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was shot early Sunday morning and hospitalized in stable condition, police in Columbus said.

The department said police responded at 12:28 a.m. to reports of a shooting on Chittenden Avenue in the city. They followed a trail of blood to an apartment on East 11th Avenue, where they located an injured Garrett.

The 22-year-old had a “through and through gunshot wound to the cheeks on his face,” the police report said. He was transported to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and is expected to recover.

Neither Ohio State nor coach Ryan Day immediately issued a statement. Police were asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the department.

A 6-foot-2 senior from Las Vegas, Garrett has played in 33 games for the Buckeyes. In 11 games in 2019, he had 10 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.

He was a four-star recruit in the Class of 2017.

–Field Level Media