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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was a passenger in a vehicle from which shots were fired that killed a man last month, but he was not the shooter, according to his attorney, Barry Sorrels.
“Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray,” Sorrels said in a statement. “Mr. Ray’s death is a tragedy, and Kelvin expresses his deepest sympathy for the loss of the family. On the night of March 17, Kelvin was unarmed and was not looking for violence. He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. Together “With condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being near this type of incident. The investigation is ongoing and we intend to respect the process.”
Dallas police want to talk to Joseph about the March 18 shooting that left Cameron Ray, 20, dead.
According to a surveillance video released by Dallas police, there was an incident between two groups of friends that included Joseph and Ray. Later, shots came from an SUV passing by as Ray and his friends went to their car. At 2:01 a.m., police responded to a 3600-block shooting on Greenville Avenue and found Ray. He was transported to an area hospital where he died.
Earlier this week on KDFW-TV, police asked for the public’s help in identifying men involved in the altercation. A man wore a necklace with the letters “YKDV.” Joseph goes by the name YKDV Bossman Fat as a rap artist. YKDV stands for You Know Da Vibe.
According to several sources, the Cowboys have urged Joseph to meet with police about what he knows about the incident. That meeting has not yet taken place, and Sorrels told Morning News that he would take up the subject, “later at a more appropriate time.”
On Friday, the Cowboys issued a statement on the situation:
“The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that took place in Dallas on March 18. First of all, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray’s family and loved ones. The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph’s possible connection to this incident. We are in contact Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office.
A spokesman for the league said the matter is under review under the league’s personal conduct policy.
The Cowboys selected Joseph in the second round of the 2021 draft. I have played in 10 matches with two starts.