Tennessee Titans

Nashville Police Rule Steve McNair's Death a Homicide

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Steve McNair #9 of the Tennessee Titans eludes Antwan Odom #98 of the Baltimore Ravens as the Titans defeated the Ravens 25-10 during NFL action at the Coliseum on September 18, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Lucas HendricksonCorrespondent IJuly 5, 2009

Metro Nashville police released more information Sunday on the fatal shooting of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair.

Police have classified his death as a homicide, but have not yet announced a classification on the death of the female victim found with him, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi.

Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said at a 2 p.m. CDT press conference Sunday that McNair was shot twice in the head and twice in the chest, and Kazemi was shot once in the head.

A semiautomatic pistol was found underneath Kazemi's body, but not until investigators were preparing to move the bodies several hours after they were discovered.

Police responded to a 1:35 p.m. call Saturday afternoon to the Rutledge Hill Condominiums complex on Second Avenue South in downtown Nashville.

Aaron said Sunday that police believe the deaths occurred early in the morning Saturday, perhaps as much as 12 hours prior to the bodies being discovered.

Police also confirmed McNair and Kazemi's dating relationship. Celebrity gossip website TMZ.com posted recent, but undated photos Sunday of the two parasailing.

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