Steve McNair’s death ruled a homicide

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via Reuters

NASHVILLE (Reuters) – Police on Sunday ruled the death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair a homicide, a day after his bullet-riddled body was found in a Nashville apartment along with the body of his girlfriend, whose death has not been classified.

McNair, who was 36, was shot four times — twice in the head, twice in the chest, according to a statement posted on Sunday on the Nashville police website.

A semi-automatic pistol was found underneath the body of McNair’s girlfriend, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, who was shot in the head.

There was no sign of forced entry into the condominium. But police did not speculate in the statement on whether Kazemi is believed to have murdered McNair and committed suicide.

“While it is clear McNair’s death is a homicide, the police department is not classifying Kazemi’s death pending further investigation and interviews with persons who knew her and McNair,” Nashville police said in the statement. Continue reading

TMZ release photos of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi

I have been away for a couple of days so I am still a little behind on this story, but I was a big fan of Steve McNair and I send out sincere condolences.

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via TMZ

In the photos, McNair and Kazemi can be seen parasailing together on some kind of beach getaway. It’s clear the two had some sort of special relationship.

McNair and Kazemi were both found shot to death in Tennesee yesterday — McNair’s body was riddled with bullets, Kazemi suffered just one shot to the head. Authorities say a gun was found very close to her body. Officials won’t classify the incident as a murder/suicide just yet … but so far, the facts seem to point in that direction.

McNair, a former NFL MVP who was married with four children, was 36 years old.

UPDATE
— Detectives for the Nashville PD say they’ve been told McNair and Kazemi “had been in a dating relationship” for several months. And while it is clear they can rule McNair’s death a homicide, detectives have not yet classified Kazemi’s death, pending further investigation.