OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Oakland Raiders Latavius Murray is offering free game tickets to a family of a Brooklyn father who was shot and killed over his son's stolen Raiders cap.
38-year-old Gerald Cummings was gunned down on Aug. 3, after a confrontation with the alleged thieves outside a Brooklyn elementary school.
Days before the killing, Cummings' 17-year-old son, Gerald Sealey, said he was playing basketball on a school yard, when a group of teens snatched his designer Raiders hat off his head.
The cap, adorned with a snakeskin bill, can go for hundreds of dollars.
The group allegedly attacked the teen and also tried to take his cell phone, according to investigators.
On the day of the killing, Sealey was at that same school yard court when he spotted the alleged thieves.
Sealey said one of the thieves was wearing the stolen cap.
So he called his father, who showed up at the court, confronted the group, and grabbed the hat off the alleged thieve's head, according to sources.
Investigators said that's when the group followed Cummings and his son off the court, and one of the teens pulled a gun out of his backpack, opened fire, killing Cummings.
Police later arrested a teenager in connection with the killing.
Word of the tragedy reached the Oakland Raiders.
It moved Raiders running back Latavius Murray, who is from New York, to send the family a signed football.
Murray has also offered the family an opportunity to come out to see a game.
The team says it is supporting the efforts to help the Cummings family during this difficult time.