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Olympian Emmit King passed away following a shooting in Alabama

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Olympian Emmit King was one of two men, who were shot to death on Sunday. He was 62.

The authorities were called to the scene at around 3:40 pm local time following a shooting in the 800 block of 22nd Street North. Once there, the police found King and 60-year-old Willie Albert Wells suffering from gunshot wounds.

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Both men succumbed to their injuries. At this time, the authorities believe that the shooting stemmed from an argument.

King and Wells knew each other, according to the police. The investigation alleges that they took out guns and shot one another.

No other details has been released at this time. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

No charges have been filed at this time with both men deceased.

King competed during the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. King competed in college for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

He won a bronze medal in the 1983 World Champions in 100 metres. He also won a gold medal in the 4×100 relay at the same World Championships, as well.

In the 1979 Pan American Games, he won the bronze medal in the 100 metres.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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