"NFLplayer stabbed, pregnant woman gunned down in Blakely" was the headline across the country Sunday as the nation was settling in to watch Super Bowl XLII.
When authorities responded to a fight on North Main Street around 1 a.m. Sunday morning they found 23-yearold Korynda "Possum" Reed of Blakely lying in the street, with a gunshot wound to the head.
The New Orleans Saints' Charles Grant, a former Miller County and UGA football standout, was stabbed during the melee.
According to witnesses, a fight between Grant's entourage and other patrons broke out in Pokie's club on North Church Street. The fight moved to the street crowded with several hundred people.
Grant was stabbed in the neck and moments later gunfire broke out. "He took out a pistol and started shooting every kinda way. And I just hit the ground," Dominique Sol stated in a WALB-TV news report Sunday.
Exactly who "he" was is under investigation. Authorities are still trying to figure out who actually did the shooting.
Crime scene tape and patrol cars blocked North Church Street as authorities investigated the crime scene all day Sunday. Grant was among a number of people interviewed by investigators at the Early County Jail Sunday.
A weapon reportedly has been recovered, however, as of Tuesday afternoon no arrests had been made.
Grant's stab wound was treated at Early Memorial Hospital. Reed, who was reportedly five months pregnant, was transported directly to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan where she was pronounced dead. Her body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
Chief investigator Will Caudill said there was no known connection between Grant and Reed. However, Reed was a former resident of Miller County.
Grant's former high school football coach, Ronnie NcNease, told the
Albany Herald he was told by someone close to the situation that a cousin of Grant's was being assaulted by several people when Grant stepped in and tried to diffuse the situation but was instead stabbed in the neck.
Grant tied Herschel Walker's then-state record with 45 touchdowns as a Miller County running back in 1997. After a stellar career at UGA as a twoyear defensive starter, he entered the 2002 NFLDraft after his junior season, and was taken by the Saints in the first round with the 25th overall pick.
Grant was tagged as the organization's "franchise player" following the 2006 season. In April of 2007, Grant agreed to a new contract with the Saints reportedly worth as much as $67 million over seven years, including $20 million in guaranteed money. Grant now lives in Kenner, La.No one arrested and this happend in Feb.