Marvin Harrison Surrenders Gun to Police Following Traffic Incident
A 9mm handgun was confiscated from the SUV of former Indianapolis Colts
wide receiver Marvin Harrison Wednesday, after he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street in North Philadelphia.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News
, Harrison, who has not played in the NFL
since the 2008 season, was stopped by police Wednesday afternoon in North Philadelphia, and produced a permit for a gun that is registered at his home in suburban Philadelphia.
Harrison, a Philadelphia native, did not tell police about the 9mm gun that was in the Cadillac Escalade, though, which he is required to do by law. The gun, according to the Daily News
, is registered to another man, who lives in the city.
Harrison, who was not charged with a crime, was allowed to leave. However, according to the Daily News
, police asked Harrison to come in for additional questioning, but he refused the request, which he is permitted to do under the law.
The Daily News
reported that police confiscated the 9mm and may test it to determine if it can be connected to two previous shootings that could be linked to Harrison.
In April of 2008, a local man was shot in the hand after he and Harrison fought near Harrison's garage. The man maintained that Harrison shot him. Another Philadelphia man claimed that he had been struck by an errant shot he also said was fired by Harrison, who was never charged in either incident, though ballistics tests proved that several shots had been fired that day from a gun Harrison owned. Lynne Abraham, then the city's district attorney, declined to file charges against Harrison at the time, because there were numerous conflicting stories.
Three months later, the second man, Dwight Dixon, was shot two blocks from a Philadelphia bar that Harrison owns. Before his death two months later, Dixon told police he thought Harrison was involved. Earlier this year, Abraham's successor, Seth Williams
, said he considered Harrison to be a "person of interest" in Dixon's murder.