McNair's Girlfriend Shot Him While He Slept

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:26 PM CDT
Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Steve McNair's girlfriend shot and killed him while he slept on the couch before turning the gun on herself, the Tennessean reports. Sahel Kazemi, 20, believed McNair was seeing yet another woman and was worried about paying her rent and car loans, say police. “We do believe there was evidence that she was spinning out of control,” said Nashville's police chief.

Kazemi shot McNair four times, first in the temple, then twice in the chest, and again in the head. She then sat next to his body and shot herself in the head with the intention of letting her body fall into his lap, police say. Before the fatal act, she had appeared increasingly distraught and told friends “she was going to end it all.” Police believe she bought the gun in the parking lot of the restaurant where she worked.