FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Smith was fatally shot after a traffic accident in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on the shooting death of Saints' player, Will Smith (all times local):
New surveillance video from the night Saints' defensive end Will Smith was shot and killed appears to show Smith's vehicle bumping a vehicle possibly driven by the man accused of shooting him.
The video was posted by local television stations WVUE and WDSU. The stations identified it as surveillance video from businesses along the route where Smith was driving in the minutes leading up to the deadly shooting.
Police have said Smith was driving a Mercedes SUV and that Cardell Hayes, the accused shooter, was driving in a Hummer.
Police said Hayes' vehicle rear-ended Smith's, they exchanged words and then Hayes shot Smith and his wife.
The surveillance video shows a Mercedes SUV bumping a Hummer from behind. As the Hummer pulls to the side, the Mercedes goes around it and drives off.
People across Louisiana are trying to process the news that former Saints defensive end Will Smith was fatally shot in the back Saturday night in what police called a deadly act of road rage.
Smith arrived in New Orleans in 2004 as a No. 1 draft pick and played with such passion and power that he quickly became a defensive captain. Off the field, the 34-year-old won hearts in his adopted city.
Police say former semi-pro football player Cardell Hayes rear-ended Smith's Mercedes G63 with his Humvee H2 before he opened fire.
A defense attorney for Hayes, John Fuller, says there's more to the story. He says Hayes himself had been rear-ended moments earlier by a hit-and-run driver, and called 911 to describe the car he was following before he ran into Smith's Mercedes.