According to a report from CSNPhilly.com, Sixers rookie big man Jahlil Okafor had a gun pulled on him last month outside of a Philadelphia club. They talked to witnesses, who described a scene wherein Okafor tried to punch someone sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car, followed by one of the people in the car pointing a gun at Okafor:
The 19-year-old Sixers’ rookie was outside an Old City nightclub after 2 a.m. on Oct. 4 when he and another person began arguing with two men sitting in a parked car near the corner of 2nd and Walnut Streets, according to a witness. The verbal disagreement escalated and a witness said he saw Okafor try to punch the driver through the open driver’s side window. During the altercation, the driver and passenger exited the car and the passenger pointed a gun in the direction of Okafor and his associate, per the witness.
U.S. Park Rangers — who patrol nearby Independence Hall — arrived on the scene during the altercation, according to separate reports filed by the U.S. Park Rangers and the Philadelphia Police Department and obtained by CSNPhilly.com. The man who exited the passenger side of the car fled on foot and appeared to toss his gun, per multiple witnesses. According to the police report, the driver got into a black Camaro with red stripes and sped off. The car was not stopped.
Okafor was asked about it last night, but he only said, “I’m not allowed to talk about that incident. There is a process going on and I’m not allowed to talk about it. I’m sorry.”
This is the second altercation outside a club in as many months for Okafor, who is 19 years old. Earlier this week, he got into a street fight in Boston. Nobody was arrested in that altercation.
Photo via AP