Ex-NBA Player Opens Fire On People Looking At His Up-For-Sale Home
Tyrone, GA – Former National Basketball Association player Shannon Brown was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun May 2 at two people who were in his home he has put up for sale.
The Tyrone Police Department said the two people had called police at 9:45 p.m., according to TMZ.
Police said the two people reported that they were looking for houses on the market in that area and they saw Brown’s house with a “for sale” sign, TMZ reported.
The two individuals told police they entered through an open gate and claimed when they got to the door, they were told to come in, according to TMZ.
The two people said that once they were inside, Brown confronted them but then agreed to let them go. However, as they were leaving, the two people said Brown fired five or six shots at them.
Police investigated and found one shell casing in the area and then eventually arrested Brown.
Brown was out jail on bond on May 4.
The Citizen reported that Brown was armed with a rifle.
Brown told police officer he thought the couple was breaking into his home, The Citizen reported. Brown, 34, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, according to The Citizen.
In eight seasons in the NBA, Brown made $17.5 million in salary. Brown played three seasons at Michigan State University. The Cleveland Cavaliers made picked him in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft. Over his 408-game NBA career, he averaged 7.6 points a game playing primarily as a reserve.
Brown played on the Los Angeles Lakers championship teams in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Brown is the brother of Sterling Brown. Sterling filed a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee after he was Tased over a parking violation in 2018, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Milwaukee City Council offered Sterling a $400,000 settlement.
Brown was married to singer Monica but finalized his divorce in 2019, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.