A little less than two weeks ago, social media was going nuts about Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph being sought as a “person of interest” in connection with a Dallas area homicide that occurred on March 18th. The Dallas Police Department really wanted to speak to him after he appeared to be in surveillance footage near the scene of the shooting death of 20-year old Cameron Ray.
Joseph would soon speak with investigators and stated his involvement as a passenger in a drive-by shooting that ended up killing a man. However, even if he didn’t pull the trigger, he could still face penalty under Texas state law.
Quarterback Dak Prescott was asked about his Cowboys teammate over the weekend.
“He’s been around,” Prescott said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s been in the building. A situation like that, none of us can put ourselves in his shoes or know what to do honestly. You let the people that get paid to do that, handle those things. And best we can do, I can do, is be a brother and be a teammate to him.”
The footage featured a group of men that appeared to include Joseph entering and standing inside a nightclub, as well as a fight that occurred with the same group outside the establishment. After that fight, surveillance shows Ray and others walking to nearby cars, when a dark-colored SUV speeds by firing gunshots. Ray was struck and died later at a local hospital.
Two men have since been arrested for that shooting.
After playing collegiately at LSU and Kentucky, Joseph was a second-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2021 NFL draft. He is also known as “YKDV Bossman Fat” as a hip-hop artist.