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Texas Tech star athlete slain in Dallas

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Andre Emmett was Texas Tech's all-time leading scorer. (Twitter/Texas Tech) Andre Emmett was Texas Tech's all-time leading scorer. (Twitter/Texas Tech)

DALLAS -- Dallas police say former NBA and Texas Tech basketball player Andre Emmett was murdered on Monday morning.

Investigators said Emmett, 37, was in a parked vehicle in front of his Old East Dallas residence around 2:30 a.m. when he was confronted by two armed suspects.

"The suspects displayed a handgun and an altercation ensued, during which the victim was shot as he ran away," police said in a written statement.

Someone found the mortally wounded Emmett and called 911. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later.

Witnesses said the suspects fled in a white Chrysler 300.

A $5,000 reward was been offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Emmett played under legendary coach Bob Knight for the Red Raiders, and is Texas Tech's all-time leading scorer.  He was a member of the school's Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame.

"Andre was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Texas Tech uniform," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said in a written statement. "He will be missed by many, but always remembered by Red Raider Nation. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family."

He had brief NBA stints with Memphis in 2004-05 and New Jersey in 2011-12.

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