Friends and family are completely heartbroken over the killing of Danny Kelly, Jr., who made a name for himself as a professional boxer. Police are currently investigating his death, which happened on Christmas Eve, as a possible road rage incident.
Danny Kelly Jr. was driving with his girlfriend and three children when another car pulled up and shot into the vehicle.It didn’t appear his girlfriend or three children were hurt in the shooting.
Responding officers found Kelly unconscious in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, and he was later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.
“This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for Mr. Kelly’s family and friends. He is not home with his loved ones today on Christmas who are now mourning his loss instead of celebrating the holiday,” Acting Major David Blazer of Prince George’s County Police Department’s Major Crimes Division said in a statement.
“He was a wonderful dad. He loved his babies. He loved his children,” Kelly’s godmother Bernadine Walker told WUSA9.
According to BoxRec.com, he had a record of 10-3-1 on the professional circuit, including nine knockouts.
“We traveled all over the place watching him boxing. Only for him to knock his opponent out in thirty seconds … He just had that trigger in him. He had that drive to be a good boxer,” she added.
Police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the shooting.