Updated at 9:44 p.m.: Revised to include additional information from an arrest-warrant affidavit.
Dallas police on Monday said they have identified two men accused of killing former Texas Tech and Carter High School basketball player Andre Emmett.
Keith Ladon Johnson, 32, had already been booked into the Dallas County jail Friday evening for several outstanding warrants when police added the capital murder charge. He remained in custody Monday, with bail set at over $500,000.
Police also issued a capital murder arrest warrant for Michael Lucky, 29. He turned himself in at Dallas police headquarters on Monday afternoon and was booked into the Dallas County jail. His bail had not been set.
Emmett, 37, was shot to death in the early-morning hours of Sept. 23 near his Old East Dallas home.
Two men approached him about 2:15 a.m. as he sat in his Land Rover in the 1800 block of North Prairie Avenue, near Ross Avenue.
Surveillance footage released by police shows one of the men walk up to Emmett and point a handgun at him. One man can be heard yelling, “Don’t move.”
After a few seconds of shouting, another man says, “Push up on me! Push up on me!”
Emmett then gets out of his vehicle and starts running down the street. The assailants follow, and the man with the gun fires the weapon from the end of the driveway.
Police said a watch and necklace were taken from Emmett during the encounter. Witnesses said the assailants drove off in a white Chrysler 300.
A passerby called 911 after finding Emmett’s body a short time later, and Emmett was pronounced dead at a hospital.
According to an arrest-warrant affidavit, Johnson’s girlfriend had bought the Chrysler in early September.
The vehicle had two location trackers installed, one of which was disconnected just after the shooting Sept. 23. The other revealed that the car was at the crime scene at the time of the shooting, then traveled to the neighborhood where Johnson and Lucky grew up, the affidavit says.
Later, the car was taken to several junkyards and garages that strip cars, the affidavit says, and the second tracker was disabled Sept. 30.
Emmett, a graduate of Carter High School in Dallas, went on to be the all-time leading scorer for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2004 and went on to play a handful of NBA games for the Memphis Grizzlies and New Jersey Nets. He also played on professional basketball teams around the world. More recently, he played in the Big3, a three-on-three basketball league founded by actor and rapper Ice Cube.
He also recently started the Dreams Really Exist Foundation, a charity that helps youths with skills training.
In 2018, Emmett told The Dallas Morning News he always wanted to be closer to home when he was playing abroad.
“This journey has been amazing,” he said. “It’s had its ups and downs, and I’ve learned from both the highs and lows. I just had to stay with it and keep grinding.”
Staff writer Sarah Sarder contributed to this story.