Homeowner shoots former NFL player during attempted burglary

A 78-year-old man reportedly shot a burglar in his Southwest Portland home. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A homeowner shot a former NFL player  Wednesday as he tried breaking into a Portland, Oregon, home, deputies said.

Portland police and sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and were approached by the 78-year-old homeowner who reportedly told them he shot an attempted burglary suspect.

The man reportedly discharged his weapon from inside the home. The suspect, 33-year-old Stanley Wilson II, was found naked in a spa with a gunshot wound to the abdomen when paramedics arrived, deputies said.

Wilson was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2005 as a cornerback out of Stanford.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. On Thursday morning officials charged him with two counts of attempted burglary and two counts of trespassing.

The homeowner is reportedly cooperating with investigators.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marty Booker (86) scores on a 19-yard touchdown reception in front of Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson in the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Detroit. Miami won 27-10. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Marty Booker (86) scores on a 19-yard touchdown reception in front of Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson in the third quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in Detroit. Miami won 27-10. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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