Attorney: Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray

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The attorney for Kelvin Joseph told the Dallas Morning News that the Cowboys cornerback was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting that killed a 20-year-old. But the attorney, Barry Sorrels, said Joseph was unarmed.

Cameron Ray died March 18 from gunshots fired from a black SUV following a fight earlier in the night outside a nightclub.

“Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray,” Sorrels told the Morning News. “Mr. Ray’s death is a tragedy, and Kelvin extends his deepest condolences for the family’s loss. On the night of March 17 [sic], 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.”

Joseph’s involvement in the fight became known when Dallas police recently released surveillance video to KDFW-TV. Joseph, whose rapper pseudonym is “YKDV Bossman Fat,” was wearing his signature necklace with a YKDV medallion. (YKDV stands for “You Know Da Vibe.”)

Texas’ law of parties could potentially lead to charges for anyone in the SUV at the time of the shooting, according to the DMN.

The Cowboys made Joseph a second-round choice in 2021, and he played 164 defensive snaps and 142 on special teams in 10 games with two starts. He totaled 16 tackles and two pass breakups.

40 responses to “Attorney: Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray

  1. If that’s the case, he needs to find better friends when he gets out of jail. Shameful

  2. Joseph’s position has gone from “I was at the scene but not involved,” to, “I didn’t shoot him,” very quickly. That’s always a good sign.

  3. He was a party to the crime of murder. That should put him in the same boat as the murderer. And I would definetly not want this guy in the NFL.

  4. Shockingly, these are the things attorney’s say on behalf of their clients, regardless of the facts.

  5. Dang I was gonna comment well if he was in the car he is still in big trouble…. And then his lawyer says that in the very first sentence. Yeah uh he is in pretty big trouble.

  6. I’m no lawyer but if you are in the car that does a drive by shooting doesn’t that make you just as guilty? Kind of like being the getaway driver for a bank robbery.

  7. Doesn’t matter. The guy is in the car during a shooting and doesn’t go to the police?

  8. Guilty by association could be his downfall. If he, in fact, didn’t shoot anyone.

  9. It’s either conspiracy, accessory to the fact, withholding information or aiding and abetting. In any case, dude is screwed.

  10. Doesn’t matter if he was the shooter,… or not. If he was in the vehicle with the shooter(s) he is an accessory to murder.
    If he takes a plea deal and sings,… he will get a reduced sentencing.
    His career as a NFL player is done.

  11. Why more teams don’t have retired detectives do intensive background checks on potential draft choices is beyond me.

  12. Well I don’t know about anyone else but you know da vibe that I’m getting from all of this is not good.

  13. If he’s smart. Kelvin Joseph hires Ray Lewis’ attorneys. He’ll be free and clear by the time training camp starts. And he’ll still be playing in the NFL, cuz, ya know… accessory to murder is all relative.

  14. Texas law no joke? Ethan Crouch? No different than any other state. If you have money things will disappear

  15. He is willing to testify against those involved in the shooting? If not, charge him and kick him out of the NFL

  16. he didn’t come forward with any information for more than two weeks until the cops made him and then scrubbed all his pictures from his instagram. not the moves an innocent person usually makes

  17. Well nice knowing you. Threw away an entire lifetimes work in one stupid night. These guys never learn

  18. The shooting happened without his knowledge or consent. How pathetic Do they think anyone is dumb enough to believe that? He was 100% in on every part of it and he should be sentenced accordingly.

  19. I’ll forego my opinions until more details came out. He could be an accessory to murder, he also could be an innocent person that was hanging with people he long should’ve stopped associating with.

  20. Oh, he’s hosed. He was in the car. His lawyer admits it. “Without his knowledge,” lol. That’s not even plausible deniability.

  21. poor decisions, poor choices, some people are just incapable of avoiding either, Joesph’s track record underscores this

  22. buclive45 says:
    April 15, 2022 at 3:41 pm
    He’s done. Texas law is no joke!

    Texas law is entirely a joke. and you can shove the texas macho stance right now.

  23. Longtime Cowboy fan….Jerry needs to cut this turd now. I don’t care if he didn’t pull the trigger. I don’t care if the situation blew up around him. He was in the car, knows who pulled the trigger, watched a young man die and did absolutely jack about it. The only way I would have given him any chance to stick around is if he was at the police station later that day with his attorney and telling the cops what he knew. Guy had a questionable background when they drafted him, and has proven that he hasn’t changed his stripes.

  24. Now the cowboys have to use a draft pick unexpectedly to replace him… hahahahaha

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