Kansas City Chiefs starting cornerback L’Jarius Sneed’s vehicle was damaged during a random shooting in Minden, Louisiana on Friday per TMZ Sports.
Report: L'Jarius Sneed's car shot up in Louisiana, but he wasn't in it at the time. https://t.co/H1bQYzm4T6
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 20, 2022
Fortunately, Sneed was not in the vehicle when fired upon on Friday. Two friends of Sneed were in the Ford Bronco when it was hit. Neither individual sustained any injuries.
Police have made no arrests and have initially ruled the shooting as “random”. L’Jarius Sneeds agent, Saffarah Lawson released a statement regarding the incident.
“A random and unnecessary act of violence occurred while Mr. Sneed was visiting his hometown,” Lawson, said in the statement. “No one was injured, but gunshots damaged his vehicle. He was briefly questioned and released without incident. There is a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”
Sneed was briefly detained for the aforementioned questioning by Minden Police per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. He was not arrested throughout the entirety of the incident.
A statement #Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed’s agent Saffarah Lawson. Sources and Minden Police have told me, @RapSheet and @TomPelissero throughout the day Sneed was not arrested and merely detained for questioning. Minden PD told me earlier this afternoon the investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/f3kIAzFtsi
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 20, 2022
L’Jarius Sneed is a native of Minden, Louisiana where he played high school football prior to his collegiate career at Louisiana Tech. After the 2019-2020 season, Sneed declared for the draft and was a fourth-round pick by the Chiefs in the 2020 NFL Draft. Since being drafted, Sneed has started 21 games where he has racked up five interceptions, three sacks, and 117 tackles, becoming an integral part of the Chiefs’ defense.
A spokesperson representing the Chiefs said that the organization is aware of the incident involving Sneed and was still gathering information before releasing a formal statement.