Cody Latimer allegedly threatened to 'kill everybody' prior to arrest

May 18, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Redskins receiver Cody Latimer has been charged with three felonies following an argument that allegedly broke out during a poker game.

Latimer, who signed with the Redskins in April, was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday in Douglas County, Colorado, where he was charged with second-degree assault, menacing, and illegal discharge of a firearm (all felonies), as well as prohibited use of weapons and reckless endangerment (misdemeanors).

According to a police report obtained by Mike Klis of Denver's 9NEWS, police responded to the apartment of Roderick English – who told police Latimer is his best friend – shortly after midnight Saturday where a poker game and alcohol led to an argument between Latimer and another poker player.

When police arrived, English was escorted and given medical attention for a contusion on the top of his head and a cut on his face, according to the report.

English told police that Latimer had called to set up a poker game at English’s apartment, where about seven or eight people arrived at around 8 p.m. After an argument broke out between Latimer and another player, English separated the two and kicked everyone out of his apartment.

Latimer returned 30 minutes later, the report says, agitated and blaming English for the confrontation, which is when he allegedly pulled a handgun from his hoodie pocket, claiming he'd saved two bullets for English and English's girlfriend.

Latimer then waved the gun around, although the report says he never pointed it directly at either of the two victims. According to English's testimony, he and his girlfriend were scared as Latimer threatened to "kill everybody."

After claiming he would never hurt them, Latimer emptied the magazine and cleared the chamber of his gun, the report says. But he later became angry again and at one point fired two shots in close proximity to English, the report says.

English pinned Latimer against a wall, at which point Latimer struck English on top of his head, the report says, causing English to fall to the ground while maintaining hold of Latimer.

English again pushed Latimer against a wall, at which point Latimer told English to calm down and the parties dispersed. Latimer was later arrested at 3:15 a.m. and was due to appear in court on Monday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Latimer's attorney – at Monday's hearing – informed the court he's been contacted by law enforcement "concerning an investigation of a sexual assault of Latimer's 4-year-old son... allegedly perpetrated by one of the individuals at that poker game."

Latimer's attorney also told the court "the allegations concerning the shooting incident occurred at about the same time and location as the alleged sexual assault," according to Schefter.

After Latimer's arrest became public, his attorney issued a statement cautioning people to withhold judgement until all the facts came out, saying, "There's an entire back story to this situation that constitutes one of the most highly provocative situations you can imagine. Please withhold judgment until all the facts of what took place that night are known."

Latimer is due back in court on July 24, per Schefter.

Latimer spent two seasons with the Giants (2018-19) and four with the Broncos (2014-17) prior to joining Washington.


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