Former Wide Receiver Marvin Harrison Shot At While Helping Robbery Victim

Marvin HarrisonFormer NFL wide receiver Marvin Harrison had to dodge actual bullets Saturday morning.

As reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, Harrison was driving through Wynnefield Heights, Pa. in his pickup truck at 3:20 a.m. when a man came rushing toward him. The man pleaded with Harrison to call 9-1-1, as two burglars had entered his house.

The burglars ran out of the man’s house, and one pulled out a gun and fired two shots in the direction of Harrison’s truck. Luckily for Harrison, both bullets missed hitting him and the other man, though one did catch a tire on the truck. The assailants — who stole $500 from the house — sped off in a sedan.

Harrison did not talk to reporters after the incident, but did comply with police and said he would hand over his vehicle for the investigation.

It’s not the first time that the former Indianapolis Colts standout has been in the news for a gun-related incident. In 2008, a man in North Philadelphia claimed that Harrison shot him twice in the hands, but charges were never filed. The same man said Harrison was part of another shooting incident a year later.

Earlier this year, Harrison was a finalist for the the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he missed out on getting voted in during his first year of eligibility.

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