A Monday press briefing unveiled that Metro Police detectives have a good idea of what happened regarding "the gunshots" inside the condominium where former Titans star Steve McNair was murdered on Saturday, but are waiting for more information before releasing their findings to the public.
Police have categorized McNair’s death as a homicide. McNair died after sustaining four gunshot wounds, according to Metro Police.
Police have not yet categorized the death of the young woman with whom McNair had a dating relationship, Sahel Kazemi. However, Police spokesman Don Aaron, who answered an assortment of questions at Monday press conference, said detectives have “an idea of how things went down in the condominium as far as the gunshots.”
“The crime scene was meticulously processed with state-of-the-art equipment,” Aaron said Monday. “The very specially trained detectives on staff here at this police department have reviewed the scene, and actually were back at the scene this morning again, making sure that they understood what took place, and how it may have taken place.
“We think we have an idea of how things went down in the condominium as far as the gunshots. I’m not at liberty at this point to discuss that with you. But we think that we’re beginning to put the pieces of the puzzle together as far as that particular aspect.”
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is conducting ballistics and gunshot residue tests, which Aaron said would help make a determination of how Kazemi died.
Dr. Bruce Levy, Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Tennessee and Davidson County, told News 2 of the four gunshot wounds McNair sustained, one, to the head, was at close range, or within inches of his body.
He said the other three, a second to the head and two to the chest, were shot from a distance of three feet or greater.
Dr. Levy said Kazemi died of a single contact gunshot wound to the head, which he said means the barrel of the gun was in contact with her skin.
Many of the facts released by Metro Police to this point indicate Kazemi’s death to be a suicide. The gun police believe was used in the shootings was found under her body, and Aaron said Monday there was no evidence to suggest the bodies were moved prior to police arriving at the Second Avenue and Lea Avenue condo on Saturday afternoon.
Police also revealed on Monday that Kazemi purchased the gun on Thursday evening from a private seller.
Already, investigators have said there was no indication of a forced entry into the condominium.