Death of Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi: From Info in From Metro Nashville, TN Police Press Conference … Could it have Been a Murder-Suicide?
Early today Nashville, TN and the NFL was shocked to learn that former Tennessee Titan/Houston Oiler/Baltimore Raven QB Steve McNair was shot and killed.
Steve McNair shot and killed in Nashville, TN
Tonight the Metro Nashville Police had a press conference to let some more details out of the deaths of Steve McNair and the unidentified woman. The police released and confirmed that the name of the female victim was 20 year old Sahel Kazemi. She died of a single gun shot to the head.
The details from the Police press conference make one pause and think that this sad and tragic event might have been a murder-suicide. The details from the presser were as follows:
- Steve Mc Nair was shot multiple time.
- The deceased female Sahel Kazemi was killed by one gunshot to the head.
- A hand gun was recovered near the body of Sahel Kazemi.
- The door to the condo was locked when co-renter arrived.
- Steve McNair was found dead on the coach.
- Sahel Kazemi was found dead on the floor.
- Police said that they are not actively searching for a suspect tonight.
- They will meet with ME in the morning to go over results of the autopsies.
Police have not called this a double homicide or a murder/suicide; however, the signs are really pointing to the latter. A picture of Sahel Kazemi has been released, see below.
20 year old Sahel Kazemi was found dead along with Steve McNair
The bodies were discovered Saturday afternoon by McNair’s longtime friend Wayne Neeley, who said he rents the condo with McNair.
Aaron said Neeley told authorities he went into the condo, saw McNair on the sofa and Kazemi on the floor but walked first into the kitchen before going back into the living room, where he saw the blood.
Neeley then called a friend, who alerted authorities.
Police said a witness saw McNair arrive at the condo in the upscale Rutledge Hill neighborhood between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Saturday and that Kazemi’s vehicle was already there. The condominium is located within walking distance of an area filled with restaurants and nightspots, a few blocks from the Cumberland River and within view of the Titans’ stadium.
The families of Steve McNair in Mississippi and Tennessee appreciate the concern, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of our loss of a husband, father and son. The family requests everyone would allow them time to mourn. The McNair Family appreciates and continues to request your prayers at this time.
The Nashville Tennessean is also reporting that the death of Stevev McNair appears to be that of a murder-suicude. 20 year old Sahel Kazemi was also found dead at the scene. Kazemi worked at an Opry Mills restaurant, Dave & Busters, and had been dating McNair for months.