Dwight Dixon, the local man who last year claimed he had been shot by NFL star Marvin Harrison, was riddled with a gunman's bullets in Fairmount earlier today, police sources said.
Cops found a bloodied Dixon, 33, leaning against a Toyota Camry on Girard Avenue near 28th shortly before 11 a.m. Police said he had been wounded in the upper arm, stomach and chest. The triggerman was described as a 6-foot-tall man in a dark-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. He apparently fled on foot.
Dixon was admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition. Investigators, who have not yet been able to interview Dixon, were scouring the area near the shooting to see if surveillance cameras captured any of the shooting.
Dixon generated national headlines when he claimed he had been shot by Harrison on April 29, 2008, following a dispute in North Philadelphia. Police determined that Harrison's gun had been used in the shooting, but the District Attorney's Office declined to press charges against Harrison, citing credibility problems with Dixon and other potential witnesses.
Last fall, Dixon filed a civil lawsuit against Harrison. Robert Gamburg, Dixon's attorney, said the civil suit is expected to go to trial in November.