According to rumors, the brother of former Green Bay Packer Ryan Grant, who aided in the bailout of alleged police shooter Nelson Pizarro, was killed in a shooting in Mexico in May.
Kien Grant, also known as Netic Rebel, a musician and self-described art collector, passed away in early May.
Anthony Fisher, a journalist, penned an obituary for Kien Grant, describing him as a childhood buddy. He quoted a Mexican news article about a foreigner who was shot and killed in his Tulum home during an armed robbery.
Former NFL player Ryan Grant bailed out the alleged shooter of an NYPD officer, Nelson Pizarro.
Kien Grant, age 43, was the lead vocalist for the Brooklyn band Game Rebellion. Additionally, he and his NFL brother had opened AP Coffee in Bushwick, which has now closed.
According to sources of The Post, Ryan Grant, 40, a former Packers running back who retired in 2012, provided the majority of the $500,000 needed to get a bail bond for Pizarro.
The two were reportedly longtime acquaintances, however it is unclear how they met. Grant grew up in Rockland County, while Pizarro, 40, was raised on Staten Island.
In January, Pizarro was accused of shooting Detective Dominick Libretti in the leg during a drug raid at his New Springville residence. Seven prior arrests had been made in New York.
Libretti, who was lauded as a hero for shielding fellow officers from gunfire with a ballistics shield, told a friend that Pizarro’s release was “totally ridiculous.”
Grant sent comment inquiries to his attorney, who did not answer quickly.
Reporting supplemented by Dean Balsamini