ATLANTA (AP) _ As two men lay dying after a brawl involving Ray Lewis’ entourage, someone fired shots at the NFL star’s limousine as it sped away.
A friend of the stabbing victims reportedly has acknowledged firing the six shots, which injured no one but flattened one of the limo’s tires.
Lewis and two associates, Reginald Oakley of Baltimore and Joseph Sweeting of Miami, have been charged with murder in the Jan. 31 deaths of Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker.
Lollar and Baker were stabbed during a fight after a night of post-Super Bowl partying. The trial is May 15.
Marlin Burros told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he was walking far behind his friends after they left a nightclub. He said he did not witness a fight or see who stabbed his friends, but saw the two victims on the pavement.
``I didn’t know if they were dead, but I knew they were badly hurt,″ he said.
The newspaper reported today that Burros, in a statement to law enforcement authorities on March 16, said he ran back to his vehicle, about 50 feet from the stabbings, to retrieve a .45-caliber pistol.
He said he fired because he wanted the people inside the limo to ``pay″ for what they did.
Burros said he and three other friends drove from the scene before police and an ambulance arrived.
The (Baltimore) Sun today quoted Burros as saying he had disposed of the gun but would not say where.
``It’s gone,″ he said.
Lewis, Oakley and Sweeting deny the murder charges. Some witnesses have said Lollar and Baker instigated the fight. In court motions, Sweeting’s lawyers have said Lollar might have been carrying a weapon.
Relatives of Lollar and Baker say the two men were not looking for a fight and were victims.