McNair: Police say girlfriend bought gun found at scene
By Teresa M. Walker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Police say the gun found at the scene where former NFL star Steve McNair died was bought by his girlfriend less than two days before the two were shot to death.
Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said Monday that 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi bought the semiautomatic handgun Thursday evening from a person he didn’t name.
An autopsy showed that McNair and Kazemi died early Saturday. He was shot four times, and his death has been ruled a homicide. She was shot once, and Aaron said police are still waiting for ballistic and gunpowder residue tests before deciding if she was slain or committed suicide.
Their bodies were found in a Nashville condominium leased by McNair, who was 36.
A public memorial and viewings are scheduled later this week for McNair.
The public will have a couple of opportunities to attend viewings in Nashville on Thursday, and a memorial will be held later that evening at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
A second memorial service will be held Saturday at Reed Green Coliseum in in Hattiesburg, Miss., on the campus of Southern Mississippi. McNair was from nearby Mount Olive.
Fans are asked to make donations to the Steve McNair Foundation.
The former quarterback was found shot to death inside a Nashville condo Saturday. A 20-year-old woman police say he had been dating was found dead beside him.
Police say McNair was the victim of homicide, though they aren’t yet ready to label Sahel Kazemi’s death a suicide.
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