McNair Likely a Victim of Murder-Suicide

Evidence suggests his girlfriend killed him, then herself
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 4, 2009 10:59 PM CDT
A crowd gathers outside the condominium where Steve McNair and a woman were found shot to death.   (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)
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(Newser) – Details in the shooting death of NFL great Steve McNair are beginning to emerge. It now appears that McNair's 20-year-old girlfriend shot him several times before killing herself, the Tennessean reports. Both were found in McNair's rented Nashville condo, the girlfriend with a single gunshot wound to her head and a pistol nearby. McNair, 36, was married but had met the younger Sahel Kazemi at a local restaurant a few months ago, and the two began dating.

“She is the sweetest girl," her former boyfriend told the newspaper. “He was making her believe they were going to be together, and everything would be perfect.” Police say they have not ruled out other possible scenarios but are not looking for additional suspects. Former Tennessee teammate Eddie George said the death of his "great friend" left him stunned. "I am just trying to get to (his wife) Mechelle’s house to show support and take it from there." (Read more Steve McNair stories.)