Roger Randolph, the brother of Kings forward Zach Randolph, was shot and killed outside of an Indiana bar Saturday, according to multiple reports, citing authorities.
The Marion Police department said Roger’s body was found outside a bar after officers responded to gunfire around 5 a.m. and he was pronounced dead at the scene, USA Today reported.
#Breaking Marion PD on scene of homicide outside bar. Officers tell us Roger Randolph, brother of NBA star Zach Randolph, was shot around 5am this morning. @WTHRcom @AnnaWTHR @AlyssaRaymond pic.twitter.com/VuEnji4mAs
— Joe Fenton (@Joe_does_stuff) June 16, 2018
Police do not know the circumstances of the shooting, but it was believed to be an isolated incident and not a random attack.
Zach, who has played 17 seasons in the NBA, was not with his brother at the time.
Kings general manager and former NBA player Vlade Divac released a statement Saturday.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of Roger Randolph’s tragic death,” the statement read. “As a cherished member of the Kings family, our prayers, heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Zach and his family during this painful and difficult time.”
According to ESPN, less than 24 hours after Randolph’s body was discovered, a fire broke out at the bar, causing an estimated $20,000 worth of damage. Investigators suspect arson, but aren’t sure if the fire is related to Randolph’s death.