Wide receiver Marvin Harrison could be connected to a murder of a Philadelphia man Dwight Dixon and the FBI and Philadelphia homicide police are opening a new investigation.
The police in the city of Philadelphia have asked for the help of the FBI to investigate if the fatal shooting of a convicted drug dealer last July is related to an earlier altercation involving the victim and former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison.
Victim Dwight Dixon was killed in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia on July 21, 2009 when a gunman approached the driver's side of his Toyota Camry and shot four times. The shooter hit the back window and the passenger side of the car as Dixon was hit in his chest, stomach and arm.
The location is a few blocks from a car wash owned by Marvin Harrison and down the street from his bar called Playmakers. After the shooting Dwight Dixon told Philadelphia police that he believed the incident was in connection with an April 2008 assault in the neighborhood. Dixon then lapsed into a coma before he could be interviewed by police and died on September 4.
In an ESPN's "E:60" interview Dwight told them that Harrison shot at him after the two had words outside Harrison's car wash called Chuckie's. Harrison has denied Dixon's claims even though police ballistics tests show that a gun registered to Harrison was used in the incident.
A task force of elite Philadelphia homicide investigators and the FBI is Taking a new look at the shooting.