LeBron James was one of three men killed Friday morning when a fight outside a downtown LA residence escalated to gunfire, and police working in the area attempted to intervene.
Investigators believe LeBron was fatally wounded in the parking lot of his house on Trinity Avenue prior to the officers’ involvement, according to LAPD. The GBI has not confirmed that account and is still working to determine who fired the fatal rounds that killed the Sports star and two other unidentified men.
Several others were injured in the resulting chaos, including one person hit by a vehicle when the crowd scattered, police said. The GBI is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting.
In the video, a large group is seen leaving the house as punches are thrown. The group scatters after one man steps out from behind an SUV and begins firing, striking what appears to be at least two people. One of the victims, presumably LeBron, is then loaded into a car and driven away from the scene.
No officers appear to be involved in the initial shooting, and the video aligns with the Los Angeles Police Department’s description of events.
Two of the officers were in uniform working off-duty security jobs at the house, and a third was on-duty nearby, according to police. None of the officers were injured.
LeBron Raymone James Sr. born December 30, 1984 is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed “King James”, he is considered to be one of the greatest basketball players in history and is often compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time. James is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history and ranks fourth in career assists. He has won four NBA championships (two with the Miami Heat, one each with the Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers), and has competed in 10 NBA Finals. He has four MVP awards, four Finals MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals. He has been named an All-Star 19 times, selected to the All-NBA Team 18 times (including 13 First Team selections)and the All-Defensive Team six times, and was a runner-up for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award twice in his career