Former Welterweight Champion Vernon Forrest Shot And Killed

This is crazy first Arturo Gatti dies now Vernon Forrest all within a span of a few weeks.

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Via ESPN

Former two-division world champion Vernon Forrest was shot and killed Saturday night during an attempted robbery, police said Sunday.

Fulton County medical examiner Michele Stauffenberg confirmed the case was a homicide and that the autopsy showed Forrest died from “multiple gunshot wounds involving the torso and thigh.” Sgt. Lisa Keyes said a police report on the shooting was not immediately available.

WSB Radio in Atlanta first reported the shooting, citing a police spokesman. Forrest, who was 38, lived in Atlanta and was an Augusta, Ga., native.

Lt. Keith Meadows told the radio station that Forrest was shot seven or eight times — at least once in the head — as he chased at least two men who had tried to steal his Jaguar as he put air in its tires at an Atlanta gas station. Forrest had a gun and confronted the men, who fatally wounded him with two semi-automatic weapons, according to police.

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~ by bk maarten on 07/26/2009.

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