These are excerpts from Ray Lewis' statement to police the morning of January 31, 2000, at 10:22. Lt. M.C. Smith of the Atlanta Police Department did the questioning.
Q: What happened this morning?
A: I was leaving a nightclub -- Cobalt nightclub. And on my way to my limousine, a fight broke out way up past my limousine. We saw it. I grabbed my people, we hopped in my truck. We left. While we were driving off we heard gunshots. We left the scene and that is basically it.
Q: Who was with you?
A: I can't see naming everybody. It was just a bunch of people.
Q: How long have you known this bunch of people?
A: One was my homeboy, the others are just whomever. My homeboy, now that I think about it, was not around. The others were just club people.