NFL Chris Johnson’s Family Involved in Tragic Shooting

The Raider's cornerback's sister is killed and his mother is in serious condition.

Posted: 12/08/2011 11:23 PM EST
Chris Johnson, Raiders,sister killed in shooting

Yesterday was certainly a horrible day for Oakland Raiders’ player Chris Johnson.


NBC Sports reports the cornerbacker left the team for Texas on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 as a result of a horrible family tragedy: his sister and his mother had been shot; his sister, Jennifer Johnson, was killed and his mother, Della Johnson, is in severe condition.


The website says the shooter is the father of Johnson’s two-year-old niece. The child is said to have not been present at the time.


As a result of the incident, 46-year-old Eugene Esters has been charged with murder and attempted murder.


There’s no word yet as to when Johnson can be expected to return. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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