Sunday, March 29, 2015

Report: Gun matches in McNair case

Update (5:40 p.m.)

Report: Gun matches in McNair case

Update (5:40 p.m.)

Details continue to emerge surrounding the death of Steve McNair.

Police spokesman Don Aaron tells The Tennessean that the gun found on the scene where McNair and 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi were found dead was the one purchased by Kazemi on Thursday night.

“We believe the pistol recovered from the apartment was purchased by Kazemi,” Aaron told The Tennessean.

Kazemi had been arrested for a DUI Thursday night. Per the report, she purchased the gun some time after the DUI arrest.

I'll try to keep updating this post tonight as more details unfold.

From earlier:

Sahel Kazemi, the 20-year-old woman who was found dead along with Steve McNair Saturday afternoon, recently purchased a gun, according to the Associated Press.

The new detail is based on comments made by Kazemi's nephew, 27-year-old Farzin Abdi.

Per the report, Abdi said he was told by Nashville police that Kazemi recently purchased a gun, and they are almost sure she was the shooter.

Abdi, who was reportedly like a brother to Kazemi, said he did not believe she killed McNair.

"There was no way she was depressed and wanting to do this," he told the AP. "She was so happy. ... She just had it made, you know, (with) this guy taking care of everything."

Abdi also said Kazemi believed McNair was divorcing his wife.

Meanwhile, McNair's wife Mechelle may have only learned about the affair after he was killed on Saturday, according to the New York Daily News.

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