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Johnson leaves Raiders after sister fatally shot, mom wounded

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson departed from the team after a shooting in Fort Worth, Texas, left his sister dead and his mother wounded, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported Wednesday.

Raiders CB Chris Johnson, who's playing in his eighth NFL season, has eight interceptions in his career.
Raiders CB Chris Johnson, who's playing in his eighth NFL season, has eight interceptions in his career. (Greg Trott/Associated Press)

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that a 46-year-old man fatally shot his estranged girlfriend and wounded her mother Monday in the parking lot of an east Fort Worth apartment complex, according to police.

Johnson wasn't with the team Wednesday, according to CSN Bay Area, but Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he expected the cornerback to be back with the team Sunday. The Raiders play the Packers in Green Bay.

"This is a game of football. The thing he's dealing with is a game of life," Jackson said Wednesday. "We'll get him back here pretty soon. Very, very tough situation that he's dealing with. But the organization supports him, I support him, he'll get back here and be ready to go."

According to the Star-Telegram, the man -- Eugene Esters -- had been told to move out of the apartment he had shared with Jennifer Johnson, 33. Homicide detectives believe Esters had slept in his car Sunday night because he wanted to see his 2½-year-old daughter Monday.

But Esters had an argument with Jennifer Johnson and shot the woman several times, according to police. Johnson's mother, 53-year-old Della Johnson, also was shot by Esters but is expected to survive her injuries, police said.

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