Richard Jefferson’s Father Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Aubrey Yates
September 22, 2018

TMZ Sports is reporting that Jefferson's father, 65-year-old Richard Jefferson Sr., was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton Wednesday evening.

Authorities are investigating the shooting but it is now unclear whether Jefferson Sr. was the target or not.

He was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

We're told the L.A. Sheriff's investigating.

Richard Jefferson played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association, winning a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 as a key role player off the bench. It's not yet known whether Jefferson was the target.

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The younger Jefferson was born in South Central Los Angeles in 1980 but moved to Phoenix with his mother when he was young.

He played for the Spurs from 2009 to 2012 and was traded by the team to Golden State in the middle of the 2012-13 season.

Investigators did not provide a motive for the attack and did not release a description of the suspects.

The 37-year-old forward has recently appeared as a TV pundit, and averaged 8.2 minutes per game in 20 games for the Denver Nuggets last season.

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