New Will Smith surveillance video shows hit and run prior to shooting

Apr 12, 2016 2:37 PM by News Staff

There is surveillance video of a hit and run in New Orleans involving two vehicles matching the descriptions of the vehicles driven by a former NFL player and the suspect charged with killing him.

The video is from a restaurant in the lower garden district.

It shows a hummer approaching an intersection and coming to a stop at a red light.

A silver SUV hits the hummer from behind.

Police say the hummer matches the description of the vehicle driven by Cardell Hayes and that former New Orleans Saints will smith was driving a silver Mercedes g64 SUV.

After the hummer pulls over, the driver of the SUV pulls around it and drives off.

The driver of the hummer follows he SUV.

About two blocks away, but not seen in this surveillance video, Smith was shot and killed after an argument between him and Hayes.

Hayes was arrested at the scene and has been charged with second degree murder.

An attorney for Hayes said his client is innocent and will plead not guilty.

Smith’s wife was shot in the leg. Her injures are non-life threatening.


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