Anthony Wright, a former NFL quarterback, was shot multiple times in North Carolina on Monday, according to multiple reports. Wright survived the shooting and is currently in the hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.
Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright shot https://t.co/bE3UyoB3pD— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 2, 2019
According to the Concord, N.C. Police Department, the suspect, William Moses Hooker Jr., was known to Wright prior to the incident and is his current girlfriend's ex-boyfriend. The unfortunate chain of events started when Hooker showed up to drop off his daughter, leading to an altercation between the two men.
CPD Media Release Regarding Middlecrest Dr. NW Shooting. JCT pic.twitter.com/dnQrWUPkR0— Concord, NC Police (@ConcordNCPolice) July 1, 2019
Wright played eight seasons in the NFL, appearing in 31 games for the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, and the New York Giants. He threw for 20 career touchdowns and for almost 3,600 yards in his career, winning a Super Bowl with the Giants.
The police have issued a warrant for Hooker's arrest, with the charges of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill on the horizon for the suspect. The sincere hope here is that Wright can make a full recovery and return to normalcy as soon as possible.