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Former NFL player shot in West Hills faces nationwide warrant

DA's Office and grand jury will review a homeowner's use of deadly force.

The former National League Football player shot last Wednesday in a West Hills neighborhood by a homeowner during a residential burglary is facing a nationwide warrant.

Stanley T. Wilson II was still in the hospital as of Saturday, KOIN 6 News reported. On Friday, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against him, including one count of first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal trespass. He is also charged with two counts of criminal trespass.

Wilson, a Stanford University graduate, was a third-round draft choice by the Detroit Lions who played three full seasons with the team. Wilson was the starting cornerback for Detroit in 2007 but hurt his knee and finished the season on injured reserve. He re-signed with the Lions in 2008, his last year in the NFL.

It remains unknown when Wilson will be arraigned in court. He had been scheduled for an arraignment last week, but the DA’s Office dismissed the case so it could review the evidence. The new charges were issued under a new case number. The four criminal counts, one felony and three misdemeanors, comes with a nationwide warrant — meaning that Wilson will be immediately taken into custody when doctors release him from the hospital.

The court documents show that Wilson entered a residence in the 3800 block of Southwest Hillside Drive “with the intent to commit the crime of theft.” The court documents show that Wilson committed the crime of criminal trespass by crossing onto private, residential property in the 3400 block of Southwest Brentwood Drive, 4900 block of Southwest Humphrey Boulevard and 5000 block of Southwest Maple Lane.

On Wednesday, a homeowner in the 4900 block of Humphrey Boulevard shot and wounded Wilson during an incident described by the Sheriff’s Office as an attempted home intrusion.

Deputies found Wilson naked in the backyard of the residence. Specific details of his injuries have not been disclosed.

The Sheriff’s Office has not publicly identified the homeowner, but officials say his action of using deadly force will be reviewed by the district attorney and grand jury.

Under Oregon law, a person is not justified in using deadly physical force upon another person unless the person reasonably believes that the other person is: committing or attempting to commit a felony involving the use or threatened imminent use of physical force against a person, committing or attempting to commit a burglary in a dwelling, or using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force against a person.

An arraignment date was scheduled for Wilson for Monday, but it remains unknown if he will be well enough to attend the hearing.