Record-Breaking Pro Athlete Calls It Quits, Gunshot Wounds During Drive-By Shooting

November 06, 2018

For sports fans, the latest news is a tough one to hear. Tennessee Titan's running back Chris Johnson has decided to retire. His announcement was released on Monday by his agents.

Earlier this year, Johnson was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting in Orlando, Florida. The incident took one of his friends' life. Johnson hasn't played in the league since being released by the Arizona Cardinals in September 2017.

On March 4, police officers were responding to a shooting call at about 4:09 a.m. When they arrived, they found the driver of a Jeep, Dreekius Oricko Johnson, dead, and two other males with gunshot wounds, according to "USA Today."

The victims, Reggie Johnson and Chris Johnson, told investigators that an unknown vehicle pulled up to a red light and began shooting at their Jeep.

Johnson, 33, was a star player for the Titans during his first six years of his career, exceeding 1,000 yards rushing each year. After his first three seasons with the Titans, Johnson was selected to play in the Pro Bowl. The Titans picked him 24th overall in the 2008 NFL draft, according to "ESPN."

Johnson set a combined record when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.24 seconds in 2008. That record stood until 2017 when Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross ran it in 4.22 seconds, according to "ESPN."

In other news, a mass kidnapping has occurred. Nearly 80 children have been abducted from their school by armed men