Former NBA player Shannon Brown has been arrested for aggravated assault after an incident in his home in Georgia, as TMZ first reported. The alleged incident, which occurred on May 2, occurred when a couple looking for homes in Tyrone, Georgia, noticed a “for sale” sign in Brown’s front yard. Interested in visiting the house, the couple noticed that Brown’s door was open and, after announcing their intentions, pretended to have been invited to enter.
Brown would have faced them after that before letting them go. The couple say, however, that Brown fired five or six shots at them when they left. A police spokesperson said he found a shell in the area and arrested Brown for aggravated assault. No one was injured in the incident.
Brown was released from prison on May 4. He has not yet issued a public comment. He has no prior criminal record.
Brown has not played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season. He was selected No. 25 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2006 and spent two seasons there before landing with the Chicago Bulls. He ultimately played for a total of eight teams: the Cavaliers, Bulls, Charlotte Bobcats, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs. He also played in the D-League and BIG3.