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Pierre Thomas on Will Smith murder: These images will never leave me

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Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas was with Will Smith earlier in the night and on the scene when the former defensive end was fatally shot after a minor traffic accident.

On Tuesday, Thomas took to social media to make his first public statements since the tragedy.

In the heart-breaking post, Thomas says he watched Smith get gunned down, adding, “These images that I have in my head will never leave me.”

You can read Thomas’ entire post below:

The last few days has been a whirlwind and I am still trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. I flew out of New Orleans last night and back to Chicago because I couldn't think straight… I witnessed a close friend, teammate and a man that I thought of as one of my big brothers in the NFL shot to death OVER A FUCKING FENDER BENDER!!!! Why!? I just don't get it… these images that I have in my head will never leave me and I understand that and will have to live with it. I want to thank each and everyone of you, my family, friends, fans and the entire Who Dat Nation for all of your thoughts and prayers…. But let's send them instead to Will's family- his wife and 3 kids who have to be strong during this difficult time. People!! When is this shit going to stop?There is so much senseless killing going on in our world, and I'm not saying that I have the answers to fix it… but I am willing to do my part to help and find a solution. My heart is heavy and I wish I could turn back the hands of time, but what is done is done. Sadly my friend is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Will.

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“The last few days has been a whirlwind and I am still trying to wrap my head around this whole thing. I flew out of New Orleans last night and back to Chicago because I couldn’t think straight… I witnessed a close friend, teammate and a man that I thought of as one of my big brothers in the NFL shot to death OVER A F**KING FENDER BENDER!!!! Why!? I just don’t get it… these images that I have in my head will never leave me and I understand that and will have to live with it.”

“I want to thank each and everyone of you, my family, friends, fans and the entire Who Dat Nation for all of your thoughts and prayers…. But let’s send them instead to Will’s family- his wife and 3 kids who have to be strong during this difficult time.”

“People!! When is this sh*t going to stop? There is so much senseless killing going on in our world, and I’m not saying that I have the answers to fix it.”

“But I am willing to do my part to help and find a solution. My heart is heavy and I wish I could turn back the hands of time, but what is done is done. Sadly my friend is gone but he will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Will.”

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