Roger Randolph Brother Of NBA Star Zach Murdered In Indiana
- Roger Randolph, brother of NBA star Zach Randolph, was shot dead in Marion
- The 35-year-old was found between two cars outside a bar about 5am Saturday
- He was pronounced dead at the scene and police believe it was a targeted attack
- Police say witnesses are not forthcoming to investigators about what happened
- Zach Randolph plays forward for the Sacramento Kings and is a two-time all-star
Indiana USA: The brother of Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph has been shot dead outside a club in Marion, Indiana.
Roger Randolph is believed to have been shot about 5 am, when an officer heard gunfire and found Randolph bleeding between two cars shortly after.
He was killed in what police believe may have been a targeted attack, out the front of Hop’s Blues Room.
The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, and investigators are still trying to track down the shooter.
Police say they heard gunfire about 5am and found Roger (right) bleeding between two cars. He was declared dead at the scene. Zach (left) was not present
Police say casings from two different calibre guns were present at the scene, USA Today reported.
And while at least 25 people were inside the bar at the time of the shooting, police told CBS they are not being forthcoming with details.
Because they are not cooperating, investigators say they are struggling to put together exactly what happened and why.
Roger had several brushes with the law, including for a 2004 shooting at a nightclub that wounded three people and landed him in prison.
He was sentenced to three years jail for his role in the nightclub shooting in Anderson, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Marion and is where court records say he had been living when he was killed.
Zach Randolph was at the club on the night of the 2004 shooting and was questioned, but he wasn’t charged.
Police were seen outside Hop’s Blues Room (pictured) on Saturday as they investigated the shooting
Two different calibre bullet casings were found at the scene (pictured)
Roger (right, pictured with Zach, left) was also a promising basketball player before he was kicked off the high school team
Roger was charged last year with OWI, the Indiana equivalent of driving under the influence. There was a hearing last week in that case, which was unresolved.
The Sacramento Kings released a statement offering condolences to Zach and his family, calling Roger’s death ‘tragic’.
‘We are deeply saddened to learn of Roger Randolph’s tragic death,’ Kings general manager Vlade Divac said in the statement.
‘As a cherished member of the Kings family, our prayers, heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Zach and his family during this painful and difficult time.’
Roger Randolph was also a gifted basketball player growing up in Marion, but he got into trouble and was kicked off the high school team before his mother sent him to a boarding school in Pennsylvania.
Zach Randolph led Marion High School to a state championship in 2000 before heading to Michigan State University and then the NBA.
In addition to the Kings, he has played for the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies. He is a two-time NBA All-Star.