Smith’s wife Racquel Smith was injured during the dispute and is currently recovering in the hospital. Her old friend Kim Kardashian even flew down to New Orleans to comfort her, posting a picture of the visit on social media with the caption, “My heart breaks for my sweet friend Rockie. I’m deeply saddened by your loss.”
She tweeted her condolences for the family as well:
Will Smith was a New Orleans Saint for his entire career, the same team on which Kim’s ex Reggie Bush also played.
The aforementioned altercation occurred Sunday when suspect Cardell Hayes rear-ended Smith’s SUV. The force caused Smith’s car to hit the Chevy in front of them. Things got ugly when Smith and Hayes exchanged words, ending when Hayes shot and killed the former football player.
As authorities continue to investigate the murder, Hayes is currently locked up on a $1 million bond.
SOURCE: PEOPLE | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter