DALLAS ( Associated Press) – Dallas Cowboys cornerback Calvin Joseph was aboard a sports utility vehicle that fatally shot a man nearly two months ago, Joseph’s attorney said Friday.
Cameron Ray, 20, was shot outside a nightclub in the Lower Greenville entertainment district of Old East Dallas on March 18 at 2 p.m., according to a statement from Dallas Police.
A newly released surveillance video showed the two groups, one of which Ray was part of, engaged in a brief brawl outside Nightspot. The video shows a black SUV drive by Ray’s group, and shots fired from at least one of its windows, injuring Ray. After some time he died in the nearest hospital.
“Calvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray,” Joseph’s attorney, Barry Sorels, said in a statement Friday. “Mr. Ray’s death is a tragedy, and Calvin expresses his deepest condolences for the loss of the family.”
Joseph “was unarmed and was not looking for violence,” Sorels said. “He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. With condolences to the Ray family, Calvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being anywhere near this type of incident.
A Dallas Police spokesman declined to confirm Joseph’s involvement in the case, but The Dallas Morning News reported Police detectives interviewed the 22-year-old on Friday.
The Cowboys took on the former LSU and Kentucky star in the second round of last year’s NFL Draft,
Cowboys officials said in a statement that they were aware of the “tragic incident.”
“The organization is aware of Calvin Joseph’s possible connection to this incident. We have been in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office,” the statement said.
“This matter is subject to review of the league’s personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement.