Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph is being sought by police in connection with the shooting incident that killed a 20-year-old man named Cameron Ray of Athens.

The fatal shooting incident happened outside a bar on Lower Greenville Avenue last Mar. 18. Ray went to Dallas to meet three friends on that day for a birthday celebration.

A fight reportedly erupted at the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Martel Avenue, all caught on surveillance video. As Ray was walking to his car, someone from a black SUV reportedly opened fire at him.

The 20-year-old was taken to a hospital but later died.

But in the video footage that captured the skirmish, one of the men was wearing a necklace with the letters YKDV. These were linked to the 22-year-old NFL player, allegedly part of Joseph’s nickname as a rapper.

In another report from ESPN, Joseph was allegedly a passenger in the vehicle that opened fire on Ray. However, attorney Barry Sorrels pointed out that Joseph was not the shooter.

"Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray," Sorrels said in a statement. "Mr. Ray's death is a tragedy, and Kelvin extends his deepest condolences for the family's loss. On the night of March 17, Kelvin was unarmed and was not looking for violence. He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. Along with condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being anywhere near this type of incident. The investigation is ongoing, and we intend to respect the process."

Also, it was the Cowboys who reportedly encouraged Joseph to meet with the police to share what he knows about the incident. The team would also release an official statement on the matter on Friday.

"The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas on March 18. First and foremost, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray's family and loved ones. The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph's possible connection to this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office. We have no further comment at this time," the statement read.

Cornerback Kelvin Joseph #24 of the Dallas Cowboys
Cornerback Kelvin Joseph #24 of the Dallas Cowboys Getty Images | Christian Petersen

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