PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The naked burglary suspect shot by a Portland homeowner Wednesday afternoon was a Stanford graduate who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2005.
Stanley Wilson II was found with a gunshot wound to the abdomen when paramedics arrived in the 4900 block of SW Humphrey Boulevard, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. The 33-year-old is expected to recover.
He was a 3rd-round draft choice by the Lions who played 3 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.
Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, police and deputies rushed to the house in Southwest Portland and met the 78-year-old homeowner who reportedly told them he shot an attempted burglary suspect from inside his home.
Wilson was allegedly found naked in a “water feature” on the property.
The house where he was shot is less than a mile from where he lives. His roommate was home when KOIN 6 News knocked, but chose not to answer.
Off-camera, their landlord said Wilson — who has lived at the house for about 6 months — is a quiet guy who occasionally works out in the yard.
It’s not clear what he was doing naked in the back yard of another home.No charges at this time
On Thursday morning officials charged him with two counts of attempted burglary and two counts of trespassing.
But Thursday afternoon, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office issued a no complaint against Stanley Wilson II – meaning the charges he had faced have been dismissed.
Detectives had originally charged him with two counts of attempted first-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree criminal trespass.
The decision to not formally file charges now means that when Wilson is released from the hospital, he will be free to go home, provided an indictment isn’t filed against him.
Officials told KOIN 6 News that the case remains an active investigation and will likely be presented before a grand jury.Second generation in the NFL
One post on Wilson’s Facebook page says, “My life is based on a true story.”
His father, Stanley Wilson Sr., was a running back with the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1980s. On the eve of the 1989 Super Bowl between the Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers, the elder Wilson had a drug relapse and binged.
He missed the game, which the 49ers won, 20-16, when Joe Montana led the team down the field late in the 4th quarter for the title-winning drive.
Wilson Sr. was convicted of stealing property from a home in Beverly Hills, California and is now serving a 22-year sentence.
That came after the elder Wilson was permanently banned from the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy multiple times. His attorney later argued Wilson Sr. was bi-polar.
When his son was drafted by the Lions 11 years ago, he told the Dallas Morning News he hoped to restore his father’s name in NFL circles.