Will Smith’s death saved two people, according to Kevin O’Neale, a passenger in Cardell Hayes’ car when the fatal shooting occurred. He claims that if Cardell hadn’t shot Will multiple times that neither of them would be alive.
Will Smith‘s death was “necessary” and “justifiable” according to passenger, Kevin O’neale. The tragic shooting of the NFL star has left many wondering why things escalated so quickly but now Kevin’s attorney claims that Will threatened to use his loaded 9 mm gun, right before Cardell Hayes fired his own gun in what he’s claiming as self defense and “justifiable homicide.”
In a statement issued by Kevin’s attorney, he claims his client is not only innocent but that Cardell saved both of their lives. “My client believes that Cardell saved his life,” the statement obtained by TMZ goes on to say. “Smith had a gun and was going to shoot it and Cardell may have saved both of their lives … in my mind this is justifiable homicide. Was Will Smith acting like a Saint? This was a hit-and-run that ended up in a tragedy. You’ve got the aggression of two football players, facing off with each other as if they are on the field and you are going to get your point across by any means necessary.” Police did claim to have found a 9 mm loaded gun in Will’s car.
We told you that Will, 34, was fatally shot on April 9 in what is being called a “road rage incident.” Footage shows Will rear-ending Cardell, 28, and you can hear Will’s wife, Racquel Smith, 34, screaming in the background. Cardell and Will “exchanged words” and then Will was shot to death. Surveillance footage from a local business shows a Mercedes SUV rear-ending a Hummer matching Cardell’s, according to Fox8 in New Orleans, then the Hummer pulls over to the side of the road, while the SUV races away. But then you see the Hummer chase the Mercedes. Will was pronounced dead at the scene. Cardell has since been arrested and booked for second degree murder and his bail is set at $1 million.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Kevin claiming this is “justifiable self-defense”?