Current WBC light middleweight titlist Vernon Forrest was shot and killed last night during a robbery. According to news reports, Forrest was at a gas station, filling the air in the tires of his car, when he was robbed by an individual. After getting robbed, Forrest gave chase, and being armed himself, exchanged gunfire with the robber, getting shot 7 or 8 times in the back.
Forrest was a four-time titlist, having won belts twice at welterweight and twice at junior middleweight. Perhaps he is best known for his series of fights with Sugar Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga, where he twice beat Mosley, followed by being twice beaten by Mayorga. In addition, Forrest was active in charity work, having helped found a group home for mentally challenged young adults.