Loaded Gun Found in Slain New Orleans Saints Player's Car: Police

Detectives found a fully-loaded 9 mm handgun inside the Mercedes Smith was driving when he was rear-ended

New Orleans investigators recovered a loaded gun from the car New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was driving before he was fatally shot, police said Tuesday, NBC News Reported.

Detectives found a fully-loaded 9 mm handgun inside the Mercedes Smith was driving when he was rear-ended by Cardell Hayes' Hummer Saturday evening, which police say resulted in the deadly altercation.

Detectives also found a fully-loaded revolver inside Hayes' vehicle, according to a statement from New Orleans police.

Hayes, 38, has been charged with second-degree murder, but his lawyer said Hayes felt threatened and feared for his life after he was rear-ended by Smith's car.


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