Former NFL Quarterback Anthony Wright Shot Several Times: Reports

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 2, 2019 Updated: July 2, 2019

Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants among other teams, was reportedly shot several times in a domestic dispute.

Police said Wright, 43, was hospitalized after the incident, reported the Sun Journal in North Carolina.

The incident took place in Concord, North Carolina, and officials said they arrived on the scene after receiving reports of gunfire. They found Wright with several gunshot wounds.

He was reportedly listed in stable condition in the hospital.

Witnesses told police that he got into a verbal dispute with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. He showed up to drop off his daughter, the Sun Journal reported.

Soon, an argument unfolded and shots were fired, the report stated.

No arrests have been made yet, but officials are looking for William Moses Hooker Jr., and a warrant was issued for his arrest for assault with a deadly weapon—inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

After playing college football for the South Carolina Gamecocks, he played in the NFL for the Cowboys, Giants, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals from 2000 until 2007.

He threw for 3,590 passing yards and 20 touchdowns over his career.

Notably, he got a Super Bowl ring in 2008 when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots.

Anyone with more information about the whereabouts of William Moses Hooker Jr. can contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at or by phone at 704-93CRIME.

Violent Crime in the US

According to Victims of Crime, “In 2012, 8.6 percent (1,101) of all homicide victims were children and youth under 18 years of age. Of total homicides, 5.8 percent (736) were males under the age of 18, and 2.9 percent (364) were females under the age of 18.”

Of the 1,893 homicide victims in that year, the latest published by the organization, “7.6 percent (144) were infants under age 1, 13.8 percent (261) were children 1 to 4 years of age, 5.1 percent (96) were children 5 to 8 years of age, 3.4 percent (65) were children 9 to 12 years of age, 17.2 percent (326) were youth 13 to 16 years of age, and 52.8 percent (1,001) were teens age 17 to 19.”

Meanwhile, some 22.4 percent of children in the United States said they witnessed an act of violence in their schools, homes, or communities in the prior year, the group said.

The FBI, meanwhile, said that the overall 2017 violent crime rate had dropped by 0.2 percent, according to a release, but aggravated and rape offenses increased by a respective 1.0 percent and 2.5 percent. The murder rate dropped by 0.7 percent, the agency said.

“In 2017, there were an estimated 1,247,321 violent crimes. The estimated number of robbery offenses decreased 4.0 percent, and the estimated number of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses decreased 0.7 percent when compared with estimates from 2016. The estimated volume of aggravated assault and rape (revised definition) offenses increased 1.0 percent and 2.5 percent, respectively,” according to the FBI.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.