This might be a Carolina Panthers site but when a story that is potentially this big breaking in the league we need to report it – Marvin Harrison has been interviewed by police concerning a shooting near his Philadelphia bar.
Lt. Frank Vanore said the investigation of Tuesday’s shooting was continuing. Harrison has not been arrested or charged.
“He was interviewed,” Vanore said Friday. “Why he was interviewed, that is all part of the investigation. No one is a suspect.”
Radio station WIP, citing unidentified sources, reported the alleged shooting victim argued with Harrison at Playmakers bar. The victim left and headed to his car, Harrison followed and gunfire broke out, the station reported. The alleged victim was shot in the hand and did not identify the shooter, according to the radio station.
There is no evidence at this time to link Harrison to the shooting nor even a suspect. But for a guy of Harrison’s caliber to be involved, link or even mentioned in association with a story like this is enough to blow your mind.
After the first day of their rookie minicamp, Colts coach Tony Dungy said he knew little more than had been reported.
“My phone has been ringing, too, but I don’t have any details,” Dungy said. “I really don’t have any more information than you do.”
A source told WIP that ballistic tests showed the shots were fired from a custom-made Belgian weapon, and police determined Harrison owns that kind of gun.
Police went to a Philadelphia car wash owned by Harrison and questioned him about the gun, the station said. Harrison acknowledged owning such a weapon, but told officials it never left his suburban Philadelphia home, the radio station reported.
The source told the station a gun was discovered in a bucket at the car wash, and tests showed it had fired bullets that matched those at the scene.
If this was one of about a dozen or so athletes who we know might be involved in something like this, it would hardly be worth reporting here. But this is Marvin Harrison who I had always thought was one of the truly good guys in the sport.
But before I go and pronounce him guilty, or even make him sound guilty, I’m sure we all need to wait for more details.