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|Ray Lewis' original statement to police|
|The following is Ray Lewis' initial statement to police. The statement is courtesy of the Fulton County District Attorney's office: |
Jan. 31, 2000, 10:22 a.m.
I am Lieutenant M.C. Smith with the Atlanta Homicide Unit. I am speaking with you at (gives address) in Norcross, Georgia. This interview is in connection with a homicide on January 31, 2000, in Atlanta on East Paces Road. You are Mr. Ray Lewis, a possible witness to said homicide.
Q: What happened this morning?
A: I was leaving a nightclub -- Cobalt nightclub. And on my way to my limousine, while on the way, 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.
Q: Who is your homeboy?
A: Kwame King, 27, of Tallahassee, Florida, but I think he had left with some girls. He is a student at FAMU. Had a morning flight.
Q: Who were the other people?
A: I told you I don't know.
Q: You have no idea who these people are?
A: People from the club.
Q: When was the last time that you saw these people?
A: At the Holiday Inn.
Q: Why did you go to the Holiday Inn?
A: Because we had a flat tire.
Q: Whose head was cut?
A: I don't know.
Q: Did you attempt to help the person with the cut?
A: Not personally, not me.
Q: Did you go in the bathroom at the Holiday Inn?
Q: Did you go in the Holiday Inn?
A: Waiting for a cab.
Q: Who called the cab?
A: When I got there, the cab was already pulling up. A.J. Johnson had his head busted.
Q: Describe him.
A: 5'11" light skin, baldheaded, 180 lbs., 26 years old. Black and brown leather outfit.
Q: Where is he from?
Q: How would I find him?
A: I do not know.
Q: How long have you known him?
A: I met him in the club last night.
Q: You've never seen him before?
A: I've seen him around Baltimore, but I've never been in a position to talk to him.
A: Just out nightclubs whatever.
Q: Who else knows him?
A: Kwame knows him.
Q: Who else was with him?
A: Jaye, from Texas. And her girls. I don't know their names.
Q: Where was she staying?
A: I don't know.
Q: Who all was in the limousine?
A: Jaye, three girls, A.J. Johnson, a couple dudes and me. I do not who they were.
Q: What is Kwame's phone number?
A: (gives phone numbre number)
Q: Where are the clothes that you were wearing last night?
A: Kwame has them.
Q: How did he get them?
A: He was at the room when I left. I told him to take my clothes with him.
Q: How did Kwame get to your hotel?
A: He rode the cab with me.
Q: What was the name of the other people in the limousine?
A: I don't know everybody in the limousine.
Q: I need you to come to the office and look at pictures of the club to see if you can identify these people.
A: I would be glad to do that when I come back.
Q: From where?
A: From Hawaii.
A: I leave from Hawaii on the 7th of February.
Q: Do you understand that two people died last night and you can help identify the suspects?
Q: Do you understand the urgency of this investigation?
Q: Will you help us to the best of your ability?
Q: Will you come and look at pictures to help identify these suspects now?
A: No I will not. I will when I come back from Hawaii.
Q: What are you going to Hawaii for?
A: Pro Bowl.
Q: Spectator or player?
Q: Can you tell me who the other two men in the car were?
A: I don't know.
Q: What did they look like?
A: I don't know. I did not pay attention to them like that.
Q: Can you tell me anything about them?
Q: How do you know that A.J. Johnson is the one?
A: I don't. He is the one that came back in with his head busted.
Q: Was anyone else hurt when they got back in the car?
A: No. I have to leave. I will be glad to talk with you when I return with my lawyer.
(The following acknowledgment of the statement was provided, but not signed)
I have read the above statement and I believe it is true and correct to the best of my ability.
Mr. Ray Lewis
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