Roger Randolph, brother of NBA star Zach Randolph, was shot and killed early Saturday outside of Hop’s Blues Room in Marion Indiana, which is about 60 miles northeast of the city of Indianapolis where the two grew up.
Roger Randolph was 35 at the time of the shooting. He had already had several run-ins with the law including a prison stint in 2005 for his role in a nightclub shooting in Anderson, which is about 30 miles south of Marion and is where court records say he had been living when he was killed. Zach Randolph was a star at Marion High School leading them to a state championship in 2000 before heading to Michigan State and then the NBA.
Roger was a basketball star in his own right growing up in Marion, but got into trouble and was kicked off the high school team. Vlad Divac, the Kings General Manager where Zach now plays, issued a statement offering his condolences saying, “our prayers, heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with Zach and his family during this painful and difficult time.”