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UNFAMOUS PERSON SHOT AT NBA STAR'S HOME

By / 08.21.07

The shooting that happened at Bullets Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson's house first started making the rounds yesterday, but I wanted to wait until more details surfaced before I wrote about it.  Today, just a mere 24 hours later, all of the details are perfectly clear.

Stevenson and friends met several women at a nightclub and invited them back to the NBA player's home in an Orlando suburb. Witnesses told deputies they were followed into the gated community by a Cadillac Escalade. The driver of the Escalade argued with one of the women then reportedly opened fire with a handgun. Bullets shattered windows in Stevenson's Lexus SUV, and more shots hit a BMW and Stevenson's house. Stevenson's companions told deputies they ran into the home and didn't return fire. The women from the nightclub fled the scene…

… About a half-hour later, Curtis Ruff, 31, drove up to a local hospital in an Escalade seeking treatment for gunshot wounds to his legs, sheriff's spokesman Jim Solomons said. Ruff declined to cooperate, but Solomons said deputies believe he was shot at Stevenson's home.  No one involved in the altercation wanted to press charges.

Well, then.  That answers all my questions.  Since no one else fired shots, obviously the guy in the Escalade shot himself in the leg.  Case closed.

When asked to comment, teammate Gilbert Arenas bet Stevenson $20,000 that he could get more people shot at his house by next weekend. 


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