Pro boxer Danny Kelly Jr. shot and killed in front of family on Christmas Eve

Pro boxer Danny Kelly Jr. shot and killed in front of family on Christmas Eve

Professional boxer Danny Kelly Jr. was shot and killed in front of his family on Christmas Eve in what appears to be the result of a road rage incident in Maryland.

Prince George’s County Police found Kelly unconscious in the driver’s seat of his vehicle just prior to 5 p.m. local time on Friday. Kelly’s girlfriend and three children were in the vehicle but were not injured.  Kelly was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

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

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

“St. Barnabas Road is a heavily traveled roadway. If any other drivers saw anything there on Christmas Eve or may have information that could help, please call us. You can stay anonymous. We are committed to providing answers to his family.”

Anyone with tips is asked to call detectives at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

Danny Kelly Jr. held a pro boxing record of 10-3-1, with nine knockouts.  He last competed in 2019.

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