A pro boxer was killed in front of his kids and girlfriend, and so there is no question that this is the worst holiday of all time for them.
This pro boxer was from Maryland and he was not only killed, but it was in front of his girlfriend and three kids in a possible road rage incident on Christmas Eve, according to law enforcement.
Danny Kelly, Jr. was a 30-year-old resident of Clinton and he was driving to a nearby holiday gathering with his girlfriend and his children in nearby Temple Hills on the Friday afternoon just before Christmas when a suspect pulled up in his vehicle next to his SUV and someone in that other vehicle opened fire, according to a preliminary probe from local police.
“At this time, detectives are looking into whether this was possible road rage,” local police said in a statement.
After arriving at the scene, cops discovered that Kelly was unconscious behind the wheel of his SUV and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Kelly was later pronounced dead.
Danny Kelly, Jr. was killed on December 24, 2021, in a shooting while heading out to dinner. Neither his girlfriend or his three children were hurt, but they are going to be traumatized forever because of this senseless act of violence.
“This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for Mr. Kelly’s family and friends,” Acting Major David Blazer from the Prince George’s County Major Crimes Division said.
“He is not home with his loved ones today on Christmas who are now mourning his loss instead of celebrating the holiday.”
Blazer urged any possible witnesses to come forward if they had any information on the shooting, which happened in the 4400 block of St. Barnabas Road.
“St. Barnabas Road is a heavily traveled roadway. If any other drivers saw anything there on Christmas Eve or may have information that could help, please call us,” he said. “You can stay anonymous. We are committed to providing answers to his family.”
The Prince George’s County Police Department is offering $25,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the killer.
This pro boxer had 14 bouts in his career, with a record of 10-3-1.