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Former Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett killed in Dallas

2 years 1 month 1 day ago Monday, September 23 2019 Sep 23, 2019 September 23, 2019 4:04 PM September 23, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett has been shot to death near his home in Dallas.

Police say 37-year-old Emmett was sitting in his vehicle outside his home early Monday when he was approached by two people who displayed a handgun. Police say an altercation ensued and Emmett was shot as he ran away.

Police say the suspects fled and a passer-by called 911 after finding Emmett several hundred feet from his home.

Emmett died at a hospital.

Texas Tech says Emmett is the all-time leading scorer in program history with 2,256 career points from 2001-04. He averaged 17.6 points per game.

Texas Tech spokesman Wes Bloomquist said a university administrator has spoken to Emmett's family to confirm his death.

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