Michael Mallett, the brother of running back Martell Mallett, was shot dead in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on Wednesday night. Here's the story from the local paper:
Pine Bluff Police are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of a man on the east side of the city Wednesday night.
Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelley identified the victim as Michael R. Mallett Jr., 31, who was pronounced dead at 11:23 p.m. in the 2600 block of Cockrill Street.
Kelley said the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory Thursday morning for an autopsy.
Police Capt. Greg Shapiro said Mallett’s body was found inside a vehicle after police received a report that a person had been shot at 10:24 p.m.
The slaying was the 15th of the year in Jefferson County and the 14th inside the Pine Bluff city limits.
Mallett's Facebook page inclues a tribute to his brother.
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Let our thoughts and prayers go to Martell Mallett and his family.
my thoughts and prayers sadly go out to the Mallet family...may God give you strength in such a tragic time Martell...its not about getting over the loss, its about getting to the point where you can truly celebrate the times you had together
I can't imagine what he is going through...my condolences
I saw Dee Webb mention that on twitter. Very sad. My heart goes out to him and his family
What terrible news for Martell. Prayers and condolences.
My Prayers and Thoughts are with the Mallett family during this most difficult time!
My prayers to Martell and his family.