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District Attorney calls shooting of Stanley Wilson II justified after attempted burglary

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IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 31: Stanley Wilson #31 of the Detroit Lions celebrates on the field during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium at Texas Stadium on December 31, 2006 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was shot by a Portland resident when a naked Wilson attempted to break into his house on June 22.

According to Francesca Fontana of the Oregonian, the Multnomah County District Attorney declared that the shooting of Wilson by Robert McCall was justified due to the circumstances of the incident. Oregon law states that the use of “deadly physical force upon another person” is justified in burglary situations.

Police found Wilson in a water fountain in McCall’s back yard. He was taken to the hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Wilson has been charged with first- and second-degree attempted burglary, and first- and second-degree trespassing.

Wilson said he was “happy to be alive” following the incident. His next court hearing is scheduled for July 15.