Attack On Former NFL Player Napoleon Harris Leads To Arrest Of Murder Suspects

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — An attack on an Illinois state senator has led to murder charges in the death of a Georgia man.

Former NFL player and Democratic Sen. Napoleon Harris was attacked Sept. 6 as he made a pizza delivery from his restaurant in Harvey. The order was a ruse, leading to the attack by four men. Harvey police spokesman Sean Howard says the 6-foot-3, 250-pound Harris fought off the attackers. They did get money and the pizza from Harris before fleeing in an SUV.

The attackers abandoned the SUV, in which investigators found blood and determined it was registered to a man found dead in Georgia.

Descriptions of Harris’ attackers and evidence gathered by Harvey police led to the arrest last week of three men on murder charges in Georgia. Harris’ fourth attacker has yet to be charged.

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