Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was a passenger in a vehicle from which shots were fired that killed a man last month in Dallas, according to his attorney. Joseph’s attorney, Barry Sorrels, said his client did not shoot, via Michael Gehlken and Kelli Smith of the Dallas Morning News.
Dallas police arrested two in connection with the shooting that killed Cameron Ray, 20, early on the morning of March 18, Aria Jones of the Dallas Morning News reports. The Cowboys encouraged Joseph to meet with police, according to ESPN.com’s Todd Archer. That meeting occurred Friday, and the NFL is reviewing this situation.
A 2021 second-round pick, Joseph started two games for the Cowboys last season. The 21-year-old defender has not been arrested. Surveillance video revealed an altercation between two groups of friends, respectively including Joseph and Ray, last month. Shots were soon fired from an SUV as Ray and others walked to their vehicle, according to Dallas PD. Ray died in a Dallas-area hospital.
Dallas PD asked for assistance in identifying the six men involved in the disturbance, according to Gehlken and Smith. This led to Joseph being identified. Sorrels said Joseph was unarmed.
The Cowboys drafted Joseph 44th overall despite the cornerback prospect having played just 15 college games — at LSU and Kentucky — in 2018 and ’20. During an injury-marred rookie season, Joseph played 164 defensive snaps.