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Marvin Harrison Reportedly Shot at in Incident in Philadelphia

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R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IJune 14, 2014

Updates from Monday, June 16

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star talked to Marvin Harrison about the incident that led to the former Colts wide receiver being shot at:

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Marvin Harrison, a retired eight-time Pro Bowler wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts, was shot at by two intruders who were allegedly robbing a man's apartment.

Harrison was reportedly helping the man after witnessing the man fleeing from his apartment after allegedly being robbed. David Gambacorta of the Philadelphia Daily News provides details on the encounter:

The retired Indianapolis Colts wide receiver was steering his Ford F-350 pickup truck through Wynnefield Heights at about 3:20 a.m. when he was flagged down by a 38-year-old man who had just bolted out of an apartment on Ford Road near Monument Road, police sources told the Daily News.

The panicked man, clad in boxers, was fleeing two intruders who had just broken into his apartment.

Gambacorta goes on to write that the man asked Harrison, who allowed the man to jump in the bed of his truck, to call 911. The robbers reportedly fired at the truck twice, missing both men in the vehicle but puncturing Harrison's tire as he drove away from the scene.

The man told police that the two assailants stole $500 from the apartment, according to Gambacorta.

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Harrison has been involved with shooting incidents in the past, being sued years ago after being linked to a shooting in Philadelphia in 2008. The former receiver was also accused of involvement in another incident, but he wasn't charged in either.

Since both of those situations, Harrison has mostly remained out of the public eye. Aside from announcing his former team's second-round pick last month, Harrison has remained nearly as quiet in the public as he was during his playing days.

Reggie Wayne, a former teammate, spoke about his personality years ago, per Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News.

"He's to himself," Wayne said. "He has a lonely soul. He's anti-social. To see him all of a sudden talking to media, that's an imposter. That's not him. ... I kind of figured it would be this way. It's not like we were text-messaging buddies for eight years."

All of this comes after a long career for the former Super Bowl champion. Harrison finished his tenure with the team after 13 seasons, collecting 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns in 190 games played as Peyton Manning's favorite target.

Not much is known about the incident with Harrison and the robbery victim, but more is sure to come out following the shooting.

 

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