In a surveillance video released by FOX 8 News in New Orleans on Monday evening, video appears to show former Pro Bowler Will Smith's vehicle striking Cardell Hayes' Hummer prior to the road-rage shooting that killed the former New Orleans Saints defender.
"Prior to the actions that led to Mr. Smith's death, my client was involved in a hit-and-run. Someone hit him. The person failed to pull over," Hayes' attorney, John Fuller said, per CBS. "My client trailed behind this person in an effort to get their license plate number. My client also called 9-1-1."
Will Smith's wife, Racquel Smith, was shot in the leg and treated for her injuries, while Will Smith was shot in the back and side late Saturday night following a reported road-rage incident and died shortly thereafter, according to the USA Today.
Hayes was charged with second-degree murder in the alleged shooting, per CBS. Hayes could also be charged in the shooting of Racquel Smith, per Associated Press.
Hayes' attorney got an order to preserve all ballistic evidence, but would not say whether or not he believes two guns were involved, per AP.
Hayes was arrested in connection with the shooting.
According to Hayes' attorney, per USA Today, the case is much more complex than the police have made it out to be as he points to Hayes calling 911 after being hit and convincing a witness to stay and speak with police.