Two LSU football players were involved in a fatal shooting on Saturday. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who is the team’s second leading rusher, and backup linebacker Jared Small were identified as the players involved.
The shooter hasn’t been identified, but one of the two LSU players pulled the trigger after a man allegedly pulled a weapon out and attempted to rob them as they tried to sell him an electronic device.
The shooting is believed to have been in self-defense, via The Advocate:
In providing new details about the case, police said two LSU football players — who sources identified as key running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and walk-on linebacker Jared Small — were trying to sell an electronic item when Kobe Johnson pulled out a weapon and demanded the players’ belongings.
One of the two players pulled out a handgun and shot Johnson multiple times.
No word on whether or not the two will still participate in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s day.