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Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr. killed in possible road rage incident in Maryland, police say

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Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr. killed in possible road rage incident in Maryland, police say

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Danny Kelly Jr., a professional boxer who last fought in 2019, was shot and killed on Christmas Eve in what Maryland authorities are investigating as a possible road rage incident.

The 30-year-old and his family were on their way to a vacation event when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up beside the Kelly family vehicle and opened fire, Prince George County police said. It does not appear that his girlfriend or his three children were injured in the shooting.

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Danny Kelly (right) hits Adam Kownacki during their heavyweight fight at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016, in Brooklyn.
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Officers who responded found Kelly unconscious in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, and he was later pronounced dead in a hospital, police said. Detectives were investigating the fatal incident as a possible road rage incident and are working to identify a suspect and the vehicle, police said.

“This is an absolutely heartbreaking loss for the family and friends of Mr. Kelly. He is not at home with his loved ones today over Christmas who are now mourning his loss instead of celebrating the holidays,” said Acting Major David Blazer of the Prince George County Police Department Major. The Crimes Division said in a statement.

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Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr. killed in possible road rage incident in Maryland, police say

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Danny Kelly misses a punch against Adam Kownacki during their heavyweight fight at Barclays Center on January 16, 2016, in Brooklyn.
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“St. Barnabas Road is a busy road. If other drivers saw anything there on Christmas Eve or might have any information that might help, please give us a call. You can remain anonymous. We are committed to providing answers to his family. “

Police are offering a reward of $ 25,000 for information leading to an arrest and charge for the shooting.

Kelly was originally from Clinton, Maryland, and was well known in the state’s boxing ranks.

“He was a wonderful father. He loved his babies. He loved his children,” Kelly’s godmother, Bernadine Walker, told WUSA9.

Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr. killed in possible road rage incident in Maryland, police say

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Adam Kownacki (white / red) lands a right hand against Danny Kelly at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on January 16, 2016. Kownacki would win by unanimous decision.
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“We traveled all over watching him box. Only so that he knocked out his opponent in thirty seconds… He just had that trigger in him. He had that will to be a good boxer,” she added. .

Anyone with advice is urged to call the detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com,

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In 14 fights, Kelly was 10-3-1 with nine knockouts.

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