Steve McNair, Football Star, Killed in Nashville

Murder suicide suspected in the death of the former Tennessee Titans quarterback.

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Steve McNair, dead at 36. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback and Alcorn State University legend, Steve McNair, was killed in an apparent murder-suicide with a young woman who worked at an Opry Mills restaurant and had been dating him for months.

McNair, a hometown hero who did extensive charity work in Nashville, had several gunshot wounds, including one to the head. He was found on the sofa of a Second Avenue condominium that he rented, police said. Sahel Kazemi, 20, was found on the floor near him with a single gunshot wound to her head. A pistol was found near her body.

Metro police spokesman Don Aaron said investigators were not actively looking for suspects Saturday night but had not ruled out any scenarios. He stopped short of calling the deaths a murder-suicide, but said the police should be able to classify the deaths today after autopsies and forensic work.

 

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