Marvin Harrison. Getty Images. Marvin Harrison. Getty Images.


Former Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Marvin Harrison was shot at Saturday morning as he drove a West Philadelphia man away from trouble.



The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday morning on the 400 block of Ford Road in Wynnefield Heights, police said.


A 38-year-old man, who has not been identified, was sleeping inside his apartment when he heard someone kicking in his back door. After he watched two black men enter his home and ransack his bedroom he ran outside and flagged down Harrison, a Philadelphia native and Roman Catholic graduate.


He jumped into the bed of Harrison's truck as the two men exited his home. The two men fired twice at Harrison's truck.

About $500 was taken from the man's home.

No injuries were reported, and no one was arrested.

The gunman was described as a 5-foot-5-inch tall man with a thin build, dark clothing, mask and gloves. His accomplice was described as a 6-foot-1-inch tall man with a stocky build and also wrapped in dark clothing and mask.

Harrison, 41, has been linked to two other shootings in the city in past years, but was never charged.


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