Report: Brother of Marcell Dareus killed in triple murder

AP

The brother of Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, the third overall pick in the 2011 draft, was one of the victims of a triple homicide in Pelham, Alabama, according to CBS42.

Per the report, Dareus is making plans to travel to Birmingham to be with his family.

Dareus’ brother, 19-year-old Simeon Gilmore, was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon, along with 22-year old Casey Cumberland and 22-year-old Joshua Smith.  A 20-year-old man, Jon Staggs, has been charged with three counts of capital murder.

We extend our condolences to Dareus and his family.

61 responses to “Report: Brother of Marcell Dareus killed in triple murder

  1. Wow, this is awful…no one should have to go through this, especially a 22-year old man. My condolences towards you and your family Marcel Dareus, I’m not a Bills fan but I’ll always have a soft spot for you now.

    R.I.P. Simeon Gilmore.

  2. johnnytarr says: Sep 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    Antwan Winfield’s bother was also killed recently. Never understand it.

    There is a lot of crime in this country because this country isn’t managed well. If our politicians solved the crime problem and every other problem we have, then many of these deadly incidents would never happen. We will never know which ones could have been averted, but most of them are the indirect responsibility of our failure of a government.

  3. Very sorry to hear this…. Thoughts and prayers go out to Marcell Dareus and his family

    From Redskins Nation

  4. I don’t understand putting yourself in a situation where someone would want to murder you.

    And I don’t understand putting yourself in a situation where killing 3 people makes sense.

    This whole thing is sad to the extreme in many different directions.

  5. Police already have a suspect arrested.

    “Investigators call the situation an isolated incident and say there is no danger to the community.” When the police say that one can easily read between the lines.

    Very sad that there will be no protests, no lawsuits, no outrage. Just acceptance that this is “normal” in certain communities in the U.S.

  6. Ahh, just horrible… It is way to easy to get a gun in this country… My friend’s younger brother is literally a college idiot and just bought a gun and goes shooting non-stop now… Isn’t it about damn time to do something about this already? I’m not saying people shouldn’t be allowed to have guns, but there has got to be a way to enhance the gun control laws that we can all agree on…

  7. Condolences to the families.

    It’s sad how much outrage there is when a radio host makes a dumb comment, yet this is barely a blip on the radar screen for the black community’s “leaders”.

  8. bobnelsonjr says:
    Sep 11, 2012 11:46 PM
    Police already have a suspect arrested.

    “Investigators call the situation an isolated incident and say there is no danger to the community.” When the police say that one can easily read between the lines.

    Very sad that there will be no protests, no lawsuits, no outrage. Just acceptance that this is “normal” in certain communities in the U.S.
    ———————————————————–
    I understand where you’re coming from, but this was in the suburbs of Birmingham. This wasn’t in the “certain communities” many of those types of crimes take place in. That’s probably why the called it an isolated situation.

  9. “I don’t understand putting yourself in a situation where someone would want to murder you.”

    One of the families says this was over a $40 debt. The suspect shot them in their sleep.

    Blaming the victims here makes no sense.

  10. I really feel bad that Marcell has to go through such a severe tragedy at such a young age. I don’t know him personally but he seems like an amazing human being. I’ve heard him talk a lot about how at a very young age he helped raise his siblings while his mother was sick. After her death, he was a parental figure to them. Sounds like his family means the world to him. He even worked for his grandfather’s landscaping business during the lockout last summer. Such an awful tragedy for such a young man to experience. Let’s not forget, he’s only 22. Stay in Alabama as long as you need young man. Stay strong, I’ll be rocking #99 for you Sunday.
    –#Billsmafia

  11. Terribly sad. With being the younger brother of a millionaire I would assume little brother was taken care of. I hate hearing how when players are given/earn millions yet they still find ways to find trouble. Dumberville, Plaxico, Pacman, McClain, and Ray Lewis to name a few.

    Its almost like they need to go into a witness protection program and forced to find new friends. So sad yet seemingly preventable.

  12. Just awful. Condolences from a Bills fan.

    Also, I’ve seen this posted many times: “Why do people write things like Raiders Nation in their posts”. Well, probably because 1) their fanbase does feel some empathy, and 2) support from others does help the family and others who grieve.

    I’ll guarantee that Marcell Dareus, his family, and Bills fans everywhere appreciate those sentiments.

  13. tfbuckfutter says:
    Sep 11, 2012 11:42 PM
    I don’t understand putting yourself in a situation where someone would want to murder you.
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    Are you KIDDING ME? A murder victim does not always “put themselves in a situation where someone wants to murder them”….So in 1982, my aunt put herself in a situation for her two neighbors she thought were her friends to break into her apartment, rape her, murder her, and burn her house to the ground? You’re an ignorant fool. Step out of suburbia and look at what the world really is like.

  14. Terrible news. Marcell has lost an inordinate number of people in his young life. Two parents, grandmother who raised him, his long-time mentor. Thoughts and prayers with him tonight.

  15. “Best wishes and sincere condolences for the Daruis family.”

    At the time of this post, the post above has received 9 thumbs down. Who are the low lifes who disagree with anything about that statement?

  16. Wow…just….wow…..

    So much gun violence in this country, all of it so senseless. And no one has any ideas on how to do anything about it.

    Tragic. My heart goes out to you and your family Marcell.

  17. I do not understand the people who thumbs down to things like this. What is wrong with you people. I mean someone was killed, yes im sure alot of people were killed on sunday and we dont hear about those people but my god. Have a heart

  18. There are a lot of people on here that are giving their thoughts, prayers, condolences and so forth…

    And on some of them, there are some “thumbs down”

    At risk of being banned, I’m gonna say it. Somebody needs to…

    You people giving the “thumbs down” are jackasses

    Grow up and get a life

  19. god dam i feel for you bro. its sad that this is normal in certain areas of our country. also sad that it needs to be a star players brother to get in the news. when will we ever learn. my condolences RIP.

  20. I hate to hear news like this. I can all but guarantee it was a senseless act over nonsense too. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dareus/Gilmore family.

    Be blessed,

    Me & the rest of Niner Faithful

  21. This guy has seen tragedy too much. When he was a child his dad passed away his mom was diagnosed with cancer and he had to take care of his siblings. Just be grateful for family and loved ones. You just never know.

  22. As a Bills fan coming from Little Rock Air Force Base attending the game this weekend as a season ticket holder, I do not care if he plays or not. It’s at his discretion. Family comes first. I will think about you and your family Marcell as you deal with this horrible tragedy.

    As for the murderer, I hope they do the worst thing imaginable for this loser.

  23. Who are the pathetic pieces of garbage putting thumbs down on comments offering sympathy to the Dareus family?

  24. @thestrategyexpert- how can you blame murders like this on our government? do you realize how many people live in this country? the only way to truly end crimes like this or at least decrease the amount is to have every single person shadowed by a police officer becuase why else do people kill where there arent witnesses? im all for jumping on the f americas government bandwagon, and saying screw the politicians for some stupid reason that we truly dont understand, its just basically one of those things were constantly hearing oh the government did this or the government didnt do that, no its everyones responsibility to control crime the best we can becuase the government isnt here to hold our hands and look out for us becuase they cant. i mean to say that this is politicians fault or the govern,ents in general is completely asinine and ignorant youre just scapegoating and trying to point fingers at the nearest people.

  25. @jbaxt- your a complete retard. do you honestly think that a player whos been in the league 1 or 2 years just hands out a million dollars to each of his siblings as like walking around money? no. he probably doesnt even have a million dollars let alone enough to give to siblings. use some common sense.

  26. Your “Posse” won’t have your back bro. EVER. Move on and find friends dude. It’ll save your life.

  27. gobills716 says:
    Sep 12, 2012 12:16 AM

    Step out of suburbia and look at what the world really is like.
    ***************************************************
    Some of us prefer to live in suburbia for exactly this reason.

  28. Its such a tragedy. 3 young men lost their right to life.

    I wish USA would give up their right to carry a weapon. That would safe a lot of lives.

    – Danish Niner fan

  29. Are you serious.

    There is a lot of crime in this country because this country isn’t managed well. If our politicians solved the crime problem and every other problem we have, then many of these deadly incidents would never happen. We will never know which ones could have been averted, but most of them are the indirect responsibility of our failure of a government.

  30. Don’t be so sure that there will not be outrage and lawsuits over this merciless crime. Pelham, Al is a heavily policed, above average income and modern community. Depending upon what facts develop through the investigation; if warranted, this racially mixed community will not stand still for such a senseless rampage if that is what it turns out to be. I live and work in the neighboring community.

  31. Expecting civilized behavior from those that care less about another human life is beyond hope. We can only keep safe by protecting ourselves from them.

  32. Putting yourself in a situation where someone would want to murder you?????? Jesus how short sighted a statement. So its his fault his brother is a wealthy athlete who gave him money for nice posessions making him a target of robbery? Good to know.

  33. Too many idiots with guns, too many grieving families. When is this going to stop?

    Thoughts and prayers to the victims’ families.

  34. Wow. Thats rough. I think if you kill someone or THREE in this matter you should have automatic death. No waiting 10 years for it. Eye for an eye. Scumbags.

  35. I feel bad for Marcell, Its gotta be extremely hard to lose a brother. It seems that people are real quick and easy to reach for a gun instead of putting up there fists now days. I live in Rochester, NY and lately thats all you hear about in the news, people shooting people left and right. We aren’t even close to the end of the year yet and i believe the murder count has already passed last years total. Its sick.

  36. To dispel the stereotype conclusion that it seems a lot of people are jumping to, this occurred in a nice suburban neighborhood. The victims were all young men who were shot while they slept by someone of the same age. It was not a robbery attempt but over a $40 “drug debt” (my guess, a bag of weed).

    This is a sad example of a typical suburban middle class crime not an urban gang related incident.

    My condolences to the families of all involved. Especially #99

  37. How sad. Four young lives ruined: 3 with death and 1 with life–in prison. While America has done a great job dealing with the Taliban, but what about the American Taliban–legions of American citizens terrorizing their own–from NY to LA, Chicago to DC, ATL to New Orleans. This madness is cancerous. This country deserves better.

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