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Former NBA Player Shannon Brown Accused Of Shooting At Two People

(TYRONE, Ga.(AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown, who spent part of one season with the Knicks, faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for sale, police said.

Brown, 34, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after he posted bond on Monday.

The two-time NBA champion with the Lakers told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The couple told police they were in the area looking for homes and noticed a “for sale” sign in front of Brown’s home. They told investigators the front door was open and they entered after yelling out their intentions to tour the home.

“They stated that they heard a voice acknowledge them and once inside, at some point, Mr. Brown came from upstairs with a rifle and detained them,” said Lt. Philip Nelson. ”Shortly thereafter he let them go and they stated he fired his rifle towards them as they were leaving.”

No one was injured, Nelson said. Investigators who responded found one empty shell casing at the scene.

Brown’s home in Fayette County is listed for sale, police said.

Brown, who shares a daughter with ex-wife R&B singer Monica, played 19 games with the Knicks in 2014, but was waived after struggling. He played for eight teams total and currently plays in Ice Cube’s Big3 league, which features three-on-three teams.


Five People Shot At A Celebration Of Life In Syracuse

(Syracuse, NY-AP) –– Five people including an eight-year-old girl are being treated for gunshot wounds after a celebration of life became violent tonight in Syracuse, New York. About two dozen people were gathered at a home to remember someone who had recently died of cancer.

Photos By: Dennis Nett

A witness claims that men wearing hoodies opened fire on the celebration from across the street, injuring five people. Police did not confirm that. All the victims are in stable condition and expected to survive. A few blocks away after the shooting took place a 14-year-old girl was shot.

Police said they do not know at this point if the shootings are related. The investigation continues and no one has been taken into custody.


Report: Shooting Suspect Has Obscured Fingerprints

(Annapolis, MD) – NBC News is citing officials who are saying the suspect in today’s shooting at an Annapolis newsroom has obscured his fingerprints.

Five people were killed in the attack at the “Capital Gazette.” According to reports, the suspect isn’t being cooperative. So far, police haven’t revealed the shooter’s identity or the motive in the shooting.

A reporter for the “Capital Gazette” is revealing details about the tragic shooting. Reporter Phil Davis tweeted that a single gunman is responsible for the shooting. He said, quote, a “gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees.” He recounted that there’s nothing more terrifying than hiding under a desk, hearing multiple people get shot, and then hearing the gunman reload.