Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Kelvin Joseph In Murderous Situation | Two Suspects Who Were Player’s Companions On Fatal Night Now Arrested

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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph is facing a significant problem.

According to reports, in March, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph was a passenger in a vehicle from which shots were fired that left a man fatally wounded.

Now Dallas police are reporting that two people have been arrested in connection to the death of Cameron Ray. On Saturday, police announced that Tivione English, 21, and Aries Jones, 28, both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are now facing charges of suspicion of murder stemming from the incident.

Tragedy Strikes

English and Jones were booked into the Dallas County jail after turning themselves in to police. Bond reportedly was set at $350,000 for English and $250,000 for Jones.

“Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray,” Kelvin Joseph’s attorney, Barry Sorrels, said in a statement on Friday. “Mr. Ray’s death is a tragedy, and Kelvin extends his deepest condolences for the family’s loss.

“On the night of March 17, Kelvin was unarmed and was not looking for violence. He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent.

“Along with condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being anywhere near this type of incident. The investigation is ongoing, and we intend to respect the process.”

“YKDV”

Joseph, who doubles as a rap artist in his spare time, has the alias YKDV Bossman Fat and was seen wearing a necklace with the letters “YKDV” on surveillance footage released by the Dallas police.

YKDV stands for “you know da vibe.”

The Dallas Police Department released a statement about what it says was the sequence of events surrounding the slaying outside of the OT Tavern Bar & Grill in Dallas:

“The preliminary investigation determined two groups, one including Ray, and another including the suspects, were near the intersection of Greenville and Martel Avenue when a fight broke out between the two groups. The fight lasted approximately two minutes and when it broke up, the group that included the suspects got into a black SUV parked at the curb. As Ray and his friends were walking east on Martel Avenue, the black SUV drove by with people inside shooting at the group. Further investigation by detectives identified Jones and English as the shooters.”

Ray was shot in the head and later died after being transported to a local hospital. According to reports, Ray was in Dallas for his best friend’s birthday party.

Law Of Parties

Authorities have not arrested Joseph, and it is unclear if he will face charges. However, in Texas there is the law of parties.

According to the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Texas’s law of parties “bases a defendant’s responsibility for a crime on his relationship to the perpetrator, rather than his own conduct or intent, and can yield sentences that are disproportionate to the defendant’s culpability for a crime.”

America’s Team

The Cowboys released a statement on Friday.

“The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas on March 18. First and foremost, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray’sRay’s family and loved ones.

“The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph’s possible connection to this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office. We have no further comment at this time.”

Joseph played for LSU and the University of Kentucky before being selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2021 draft. He played in 10 games last season, starting twice and finishing with 16 tackles and two passes defended.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.