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2 Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Former Tech Standout Andre Emmett

Police searching for 29-year-old Michael Lucky in connection with Andre Emmett slaying

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Two men are facing capital murder charges in connection with the fatal shooting of professional basketball player and former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett.

Capital murder warrants were obtained Saturday for the arrests of 29-year-old Michael Lucky and 32-year-old Keith Johnson, police said. Johnson is currently jailed on unrelated charges and his bond will be set by a magistrate. Lucky later surrendered to police.

Both are being held on $500,000 bond; Lucky also faces a drug-related probation violation charge.

Police said Emmett, 37, was shot to death in September outside his home after being approached by two people who pulled out a handgun. An altercation ensued and Emmett was shot as he ran away, police said.

Police said the suspects fled and a passer-by called 911 after finding Emmett several hundred feet from his home. Emmett later died at a nearby hospital.

Emmett's family said he was a talented basketball player who played professionally for several years including two stints in the NBA with the Grizzlies and Nets. In college, he was a standout at Texas Tech and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame last year.

Though he found success on the court, family members said he was most proud of being a family man and father to two little girls, ages 2 and 3.

"His girls were and are his life," said his sister, Sasha Emmett, in September. "They don't really know what's going on, but they were with him all the time and he's going to be absent in their life now."

Sasha Emmett said he was the only boy of eight children and was the pride and joy of his seven sisters.

"He's our hero. We look up to him. We like to brag about him," she said in September.

Current Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard was an assistant to Bob Knight when Emmett played for the Red Raiders and said Emmett was, "arguably the best player in program history and an even better person."

Beard, who said he'd just talked to Emmett a few days ago, said Emmett had established a foundation in his hometown of Dallas to help kids.

NBC 5's Candace Sweat contributed to this report.

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