I just learned that former Arizona Wildcat/ Knicks draft pick, Michael Wright was murdered in the back of his Lexus SUV. Police believes he was killed by a man he met on Grindr.
Wright was found dead from a head wound inside his Lexus SUV on E. 16th St. in Midwood about 11 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. His body was covered in black garbage bags.Hopefully, the killer will be found. Be careful with those apps.
Autopsy results had not been released Wednesday evening, but police are investigating his death as a homicide, law enforcement sources said.
Michael Wright, a former Arizona Wildcat who had been drafted by the Knicks and recently was playing overseas, was found dead Tuesday in his SUV in Brooklyn.
Wright’s grieving family was left bewildered.
“We are in disbelief,” Wright’s cousin Randolph Berry, 40, of Chicago told the News. “They’re telling us it’s foul play. His mom is on her way to New York now.”
Berry said he didn’t know why someone would hurt his cousin, who on the court was an imposing 6-foot-8 power forward.
“He’s a gentle giant,” Berry said. “He was a good person.”