They went to an awful lot of effort to just shoot a random guy. Not saying he did something to deserve to be a target. Honestly might be just the opposite. A guy who stands up and says no to gangs could very easily draw the ire of said gangs.
Which is the logic the Tennessee Titans used when they signed Byron Bell. Byron Bell has "experience as a starting left tackle in the NFL" too. Maybe all he needs is a change of scenery and a new OL coach.