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Steve McNair Tragedy Ruled a Homicide

BALTIMORE - DECEMBER 31:  Quarterback Steve McNair #9 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball during the first half of the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 31, 2006 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Sam SnyderCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/CNN)- The shooting death of former Tennessee Titan/Oiler and Baltimore Raven, has been ruled a homicide. Nashville police confirmed their ruling July 5, however they have not disclosed any more details.

McNair ws also found dead with a 20 year old women identified as Saleh Kazemi. Kazemi was a a waitress at a restaurant the McNair family frequented.

All evidence points to a murder-suicide, although the Nashville Police Department has yet to confirm or deny the assumption. McNair was shot four times, the fatal shot being the fourth.

Kazemi died of a single bullet wound to the head, the 9mm pistol used to kill them both was found below her.

It is confirmed that McNair was having an extra-marital affair with Ms. Kazemi at the the time of their death. The likely cause of the event was an argument between the two.

The likely scenario that led to the argument was most likely McNair ending the relationship between the two. Kazemi took it the wrong way, then shot McNair, and took her own life shortly.

However likely, this is only a theory, and the scenario could have been different than a
murder-suicide or just different circumstances. All we can do is express our condolences to both the Kazemi and McNair families about this terrible tragedy.

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