Former Texas Tech and Carter High School hoops standout Andre Emmett was killed early Monday in Old East Dallas, authorities said.
Emmett was sitting in front of his house in the 1800 block of North Prairie Avenue, between Munger and Ross avenues, at about 2:30 a.m. when two men approached, police said. One of them pulled out a gun, and Emmett was shot as he tried to run away.
A passerby found Emmett several hundred feet from his home and called 911. First responders took him to the hospital, where he died.
Witnesses told police the assailants fled in a white Chrysler 300 onto North Fitzhugh toward Ross.
Texas Tech’s basketball program posted condolences Monday afternoon on Twitter, calling the 2018 inductee into the school’s hall of fame an “incredible person” on and off the court.
“Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create,” the post said “Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family.”
Thank you for the competitor you were on the court and the incredible person you were off of it.
Thank you for the many amazing memories you helped create.
Thank you for inspiring the entire Texas Tech family.
Rest In Peace, Dre. pic.twitter.com/exZOvAgDCA
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) September 23, 2019
Before he became a lead scorer at Texas Tech, Emmett graduated from Carter High School, the Dallas Morning News reported. After the 2004 NBA draft, Emmett played with the Memphis Grizzlies and later with the New Jersey Nets.
Anyone with information about the case may call Scott Sayers of the homicide unit at 214.671.3647.