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Former champion Vernon Forrest shot to death

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Former two-division world champion Vernon Forrest was shot and killed Saturday night during an attempted robbery, police said Sunday.

Fulton County medical examiner Michele Stauffenberg confirmed the case was a homicide and that the autopsy showed Forrest died from "multiple gunshot wounds involving the torso and thigh." Sgt. Lisa Keyes said a police report on the shooting was not immediately available.

WSB Radio in Atlanta first reported the shooting, citing a police spokesman. Forrest, who was 38, lived in Atlanta and was an Augusta, Ga., native.

Lt. Keith Meadows told the radio station that Forrest was shot seven or eight times -- at least once in the head -- as he chased at least two men who had tried to steal his Jaguar as he put air in its tires at an Atlanta gas station. Forrest had a gun and confronted the men, who fatally wounded him with two semi-automatic weapons, according to police.

It's really been a rough year. Forrest was one of the stand up guys in the sport that gave A LOT back to the community. RIP.
RIP .
R.I.P. this summer has seen more deaths from well known athletes and people