Last Updated: 16/05/20 7:38pm
Washington Redskins wide receiver Cody Latimer was arrested in the early hours of Saturday in Colorado and booked on multiple charges, the Douglas County Sheriff's office reported.
The department said deputies responded to reports of gunshots fired in an apartment in unincorporated Douglas County shortly after midnight.
When they arrived, they took Latimer, 27, into custody. One person in the apartment was reported to have minor injuries that were not related to a gunshot.
Latimer was booked into the Douglas County Detention Facility on felony charges of assault in the second degree, menacing and illegal discharge of a firearm, as well as two misdemeanours – prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
The Redskins issued a statement following news of the arrest.
«We are aware of the situation and have informed the NFL League Office. We will continue to gather more information and have no further comment at this time,» the team said.
Latimer played collegiately at Indiana. The Broncos selected him the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he spent four seasons in Denver, followed by two with the New York Giants.
In 66 career games (15 starts), he has 70 catches for 935 yards with six touchdowns. The Redskins signed Latimer in March to a one-year, $1.05m (£850,000) contract, with $137,500 (£111,000) of it guaranteed.
Baker turns himself in to face armed robbery charges
Meanwhile, New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has turned himself in to police in Florida to face four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault.
Miramar police issued arrest warrants for Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar on Thursday on four counts each of armed robbery with a firearm. Baker faces an additional four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
The pair, who both hail from Miami, were attending a cookout at a Miramar home on Wednesday night when the alleged incident occurred.
Baker is accused of drawing a semi-automatic firearm and, in coordination with Dunbar, robbing multiple victims of more than $11,000 (£9,000) in cash, an $18,000 (£15,000) Rolex watch, a $25,000 (£20,000) Hublot watch, a $17,500 (£14,500) Audemars Piguet watch and other valuables.
Attorneys for both men on Friday said witnesses signed affidavits maintaining the two NFL players took no part in an alleged armed robbery on Wednesday night in Miramar, Florida.
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