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Police learn gun's origin; Fisher talks McNair

7/6/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron just told local press that the semiautomatic pistol that killed Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi was purchased by Kazemi on Thursday from a private individual.

Still, police await results of ballistic and gunshot residue testing and Aaron said a classification of Kazemi's death will not be made before those tests are completed.

McNair's death Saturday has been classified as a homicide. He was shot twice in the chest and twice in the head. Kazemi was shot once in the head, and the gun was found under her body.

Police have also said McNair, who was married, and Kazemi were in a "dating relationship" for several months and that she drove a Cadillac Escalade that had a title in both of their names.

The Tennessean's Kate Howard reports that three of McNair's four wounds resulted from gunshots from more than three feet away and that the gun was touching Kazemi's head when it was fired.

Earlier Monday afternoon, Titans coach Jeff Fisher spoke publicly for the first time since returning from a trip to the Middle East to visit with troops.

At Titans headquarters, Fisher and two former teammates of McNair's, Eddie George and Brad Hopkins, urged fans and observers to set aside the circumstances of McNair's death and resist the temptation to judge him.

Find the story I did on that right here.