JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATE: The Sheriff's Office announced that Louis Nix has been located. It did not say anything about where or how he's doing. This comes after a car that looked like it could be his was towed from a retention pond outside his apartment complex on Broxton Bay Drive. Divers and crime-scene detectives also were on scene.
A former NFL and Notre Dame football star from Jacksonville who was wounded in a shooting in December is now missing, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Louis Nix III was reported missing Wednesday when officers responded to the area of 1700 West 42nd Street. The Sheriff's Office issued an advisory Saturday saying it is attempting to locate the 29-year-old to ascertain his safety.
The alert said he may be driving a 2014 gray Hyundai Azera with the Florida tag JGFM41.
Nix is 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds. The former Raines High School defensive lineman survived being shot in the chest late Dec. 8 during a robbery outside a gas station on Airport Center Drive, according to the Sheriff's Office.
He posted a live video that went viral on Twitter and Instagram as a rescue unit took him to a hospital, saying "I just got shot and robbed while I was putting air in my tires."
"If I do not make it, I really love everybody," he said. "I can't contact nobody right now."
Nix later posted on his Facebook that the bullet that hit hit "ricocheted off my sternum into my lung."
Police said the shooting occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at a Gate gas station. Nix said two young men 16 to 20 years old approached him by his vehicle at the air pump and one put a flashlight in his face demanding money, according to the incident report. Nix said he pushed him back, then felt the shot.
No arrests have been reported.
Nix was a Times-Union Super 11 selection in 2009 with Raines, then helped Notre Dame reach the national championship game in the 2012 season. He was chosen in 2014 by the Texans in the third round but injuries curtailed his football career in 2017.
Anyone having seen or with any information regarding Nix’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500.
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